Stories of human connection and interdependence are absent from today's headlines, as are the shared inter-evolution of humans, and all life on the planet. In tribute to these truths, here I post a weekly collage highlighting the shared lineage of words colloquially thought to be dissimilar.
June 1, 2018
Today's WORD PLAY is inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert and her interest in the word curiosity. More on that in her On Being conversation with Krista Tippett.
curiosity (n.) - late 14c., "careful attention to detail," also "desire to know or learn" (originally usually in a bad sense), from Old French curiosete "curiosity, avidity, choosiness" (Modern French curiosité), from Latin curiositatem (nominative curiositas) "desire of knowledge, inquisitiveness," from curiosus (see curious). Neutral or good sense is from early 17c. Meaning "an object of interest" is from 1640s.