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Study of the origin and history of words; looks at how spellings, pronunciations and meanings may have changed over time.

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Rowling commented on this in a 2004 live chat on World Book Day julesrbf: Where did you come up with the word "muggle"? Rowling: I was looking for a word that suggested both foolishness and l …
answered Aug 10 '15 by Jason Baker
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According to Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, the first usage of the word "starship" is a short story by Frank Kelly called Star Ship Invincible. It was published in Astoundi …
answered Nov 24 '15 by Jason Baker