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Old 15 January 2014, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
She's the scientist's daughter, but is a fully qualified etymologist herself, and insists on going underground into the giant ant's nest ...
Does she say, "Ah yes, ants - a social insect whose name comes from the Old English / Germanic 'aemete'. Interestingly, the original word is preserved more closely in the Cornish variant 'emmet' which is also used to refer to tourists..."? I hope she had time to explain all that before getting eaten.
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