Every now and again there's an etymology question on AskMe, and lately they inevitably feature the beloved languagehat popping in
to warn people
that speculation is pointless and that the only valid answers are to be found in reference books. (not bookist)
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 AM (257 comments total)
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Because I'm a complicated person, I totally see his point, and I also totally enjoy those threads. Should etymology questions be off limits, or should languagehat stop pooping in the punch bowl?