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What’s in a word?

Words have a history. They tell us about our past.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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Or, at least, they tell us about the history of those who used the language. Clues to where they lived and what they thought are littered throughout their vocabulary. In English, a great example is the difference we make between pig, cow and deer in contrast to pork, beef and venison.