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The Toughest Word Game On The Web?

Etymologic claims to be. You be the judge. It is very fun and addicting.

Sample question. Answer under the cut.

What was the original meaning of pedigree?

-French 'pie de grue' (crane's foot), a symbol used to indicate line of descent
-English 'ped' (foot) 'agree' - geneology was tested by comparing animal feet
-From 'degree', the type of food often fed to well-kept pets.


French 'pie de grue' (crane's foot), a symbol used to indicate line of descent

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weelisa
May. 6th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Man, that was tough. I'm glad I got "sabotage". Who knew "clone" meant "twig" in Greek?

I obviously didn't...
silverdee
May. 6th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I was surprised at the few I did now like azimuth. But mostly unsurprised at how little I do know about word origins. I've always been interested in it though so I'm liking the quizzes a lot.
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