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Mysteries Of Vernacular: Robot - Jessica Oreck And Rachael Teel

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In 1920, Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote a play about human-like machines, thereby inventing the term robot from the Central European word for forced labor. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how the science fiction staple earned its name.

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

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