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Vernacular Video – The History of a Word

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Submitted by: Michael Branson Smith

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Inspired by the animation series, Mysteries of the Vernacular:

http://mysteriesofvernacular.com/

Tell the story of the history of a favorite word. Mysteries of the Vernacular uses animation, but feel free to use any form of media to tell your word's story.

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Assignment #4

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