Saturday, January 30, 2010

Every word has its own story

Albert Schweitzer popularized the phrase "Reverence for life". In that case words must be respected because every word has life and pretty much lives it too. Like you and me, words have life. They have a birth, they have an origin, they have their roots, they grow up, they chage with time, they come under the influence of many, but not all of them stand the test of time(neither do we). And most important of all like us they have a story to to tell. The stories of men when collected forms history and the stories of words when collected forms etymology.

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