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A Czech Loan-Word in Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Day"

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Probably a coincidence, but Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Day" today (September 6 - the day after Duo's Czech course goes into Beta) happens to be an English loan-word from Czech with a particularly interesting history. More info here:


If you are interested, more Czech loan-words into English can be found here:


September 6, 2017


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    Is this a sign!? I think I should take a look at Czech. I loved reading about 'robot' and it's history. I knew a bit before, I'm a huge sci-fi fan - who is bad at remembering facts :-)
    Robot Face

    Or is it an AI that controls the interwebs - telling us it's all connected?


    If this is about the word robot, it comes from the word for labour (robota) and Capek came up with the word.


    Just from reading your headline I guessed that the word was robot. I studied that play in first-year university. Pretty cool.

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