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Mysteries Of Vernacular: Gorgeous - Jessica Oreck And Rachael Teel

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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: English / Literature  
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From whirlpools and ravines to superlative beauty, what is the trajectory of the word gorgeous? Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel reveal the surprising variations in meaning (and what turtleneck-like fashion has to do with it).

Lesson by Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel, animation by Jessica Oreck.

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