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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#906712 added March 13, 2017 at 2:37pm
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"Cartoon"
"Cartoon"
- etymology -

The term "cartoon" (referring to either an illustration or an animation) derives through French ("carton") from the Italian word "cartone", which is composed of the word "carta" (meaning "paper" or "map") and the suffix "-one" (signifying increased importance or scale).

"Carta" ultimately comes from Ancient Greek ("khartes", meaning "paper" or "book") and is also the origin of "card" and "chart".


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