Wednesday, April 29, 2009


William Whewell

Just because a word is in common use today doesn't mean it has been around for a long time. There was no word "scientist" until it was coined by the English scholar William Whewell in 1840. Sometimes it is the meaning that is new. The word "energy," for example, had been around for a long time, but it was not applied in the modern sense--as a term in physics--until 1807.


Jose said...

Additional knowledge! Thanks!

Bay Martin said...

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