What do Words and Phrases Mean?

Some questions that I cannot find the correlation or the history on. Maybe you can help me out. Thanks in advance.

Morality and Mortality…are these words as closely related as I think they are?

Jew and Jewelry…again, is there a correlation or am I trying too hard?

What is the relationship between Virtuous and Virtual?

Civility and Civilization, does civilization dictate civility? If so, perhaps we are not as “civil” as we’d like to think we are.

Do we understand the meaning behind the words and phrases we use? Or…am I reading too much into it, maybe trying to hard?

Fun fact, some english words and phrases we use, are actually the result of the period in history when England or portions of England was under French rule…or something like that anyway. Beef and pork, are the two examples that I can think of right now.

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4 thoughts on “What do Words and Phrases Mean?

  1. Yeah, English is a mixture of different languages – such as Latin and possibly Greek (though I don’t remember properly, so don’t hold me to it).
    Virtuous meaning: having or showing high moral standards
    Virtual meaning: almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
    I can see a connection, especially in the computing definition of Virtual. Made me chuckle.
    I don’t know about the others. I think you could be reading too much into the jew and jewelry one, but that could just be me.

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