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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Expiring Minds Wanna Know

Why is a television called a "television set?" Set of what? Fifty years ago did this refer to the TV and the antennae that came with it? That's my guess. Anyone?


Blogger big daddy said...

The word is derived from mixed Latin and Greek roots, meaning "far sight": Greek τῆλε "tele", far, and Latin visio-n, sight (from video, vis- to see).

8:28 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Well, yeah, Kurt! But where does the word "set" come in? The Latin "s'et?"

How did you get that Greek font in here?

6:04 PM  

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