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One thing I hate about the human language.
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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: I understand it all now.  While the majority of us were conversing in English (in some fashion or another) you have your own language.  The Human Language.


How does "fry" not seem to relate to "fire" and how does "broil" not seem to relate to heated oil?

Because ‘fry’ comes from the Greek ‘phrygein’ which was the name of a shallow pan in which food was cooked. Similarly, ‘broil’ comes from the Old French ‘brusler’, meaning ‘to burn’.

You’re always going on about evolution. Maybe it’s time you understood that language evolves.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One thing I hate about the human language. - by Brian37 - June 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm
RE: One thing I hate about the human language. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - June 25, 2021 at 8:29 pm
RE: One thing I hate about the human language. - by Ranjr - June 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

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