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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.Anna Strong
Nounfolk etymology (folk etymologies)
- A modification of a word resulting from a misunderstanding of its etymology, as with island, belfry, and hangnail.
- Such a misunderstanding; a false etymology that incorrectly explains the origin of a word.
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