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What's a Snollygoster? A Short Lesson in Political Speak

"Forsyth shares word-origin stories from British and American history."

Most politicians choose their words carefully, to shape the reality they hope to create. But does it work? Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares a few entertaining word-origin stories from British and American history (for instance, did you ever wonder how George Washington became "president"?) and draws a surprising conclusion. (From TEDxHousesofParliament in London)

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Mohammad Nadir

- Aug 25, 2020
Nice to know!

Anvar

- Mar 30, 2020
Interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Nov 13, 2019
Lesson Indeed!

Monir

- Apr 23, 2019
Interesting information

Jafar

- Apr 2, 2019
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Ki

- Jul 5, 2018
Interesting!

Jes�s Manuel

- Mar 11, 2018
well done!
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