meus intuitus

the aging of a word

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Today’s kids may not apprecaite how the word “rewind” relates to music and film.  Only the etymologically inclined will know that, once upon a time, music and film played on pieces of tape wound up inside little boxes–and to listen or watch again first required a turning back or “rewinding” of tape.

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Written by meusintuitus

April 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

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