Mysteries of Vernacular: Odd

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Odd, isn’t it, that even when you think you know how to match a word with its definition, you learn that some meanings are at odds with others, that some subject fields devise interpretations that don’t correspond with others, and that usage cannot be neatly divided into two piles. Sometimes there is just the odd man out. Peculiar, isn’t it? But, then so is the etymology of Odd.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • A great way to engage learners in the history of the English language and etymology
  • An included assessment can be used to check for understanding
  • Links to additional, related resources are provided
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
Cons

  • None
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