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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?

2 Comments:

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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