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  • Take Our Word for It, the web's only weekly etymology magazine, has these regular features:

    • Spotlight: Each week we examine the etymology of a word and provide information on the theory and unusual events affecting its evolution.

    • Words to the Wise: This is our world-famous weekly etymological column wherein we answer your word history questions.

    • Curmudgeons' Corner: What's bugging us this time?

    • Sez You: Where the defiant ones speak. 

    • Laughing Stock: Where we share some funny stuff.

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