Word Of The Week

How many of you have called someone Nice, or been called Nice? You thought you were giving out a compliment or receiving one right? Well your wrong the truth behind the word “Nice” is it actually means foolish or stupid. You have to start looking up the Etymology of words and seek the original meaning. Check out the info below.

nice (adj.) Look up nice at Dictionary.comlate 13c., “foolish, stupid, senseless,” from Old French nice (12c.) “careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish,” from Latin nescius “ignorant, unaware,” literally “not-knowing,” from ne- “not” (see un-) + stem of scire “to know” (see science). “The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj.” [Weekley] — from “timid” (pre-1300); to “fussy, fastidious” (late 14c.); to “dainty, delicate” (c.1400); to “precise, careful” (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to “agreeable, delightful” (1769); to “kind, thoughtful” (1830).

Reference:http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=nice&searchmode=none

Start paying attention to the words you use on a daily basis they could mean the total opposite of what you intend them to mean. As always research for yourself.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. prayer73 says:

    knowledge is power-

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