Understand “awkward” through Etymology

The etymology of “awkward”

The etymology of “awkward” derives from Old Norse. It literally means “facing in the other (or wrong) direction. Since the 16th century, this word has come to mean “clumsy”, and is now widely used in this sense. Have you heard of The Awkward Yeti? 🙂
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How to understand the word "awkward" using English Etymology

How to understand the word “awkward”

Written on: Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 5:47 pm
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