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Key Facts In This Video
As language progresses over time, nouns have a tendency to become verbs. 00:23
Association football emerged in England in the 1800s, which was shortened to the word "soccer" in 1860. 01:18
The name for the root vegetable rutabaga was also once slang for dollars in the 1940s. 02:14
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