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news, not olds

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/new#English

From Middle English newe , from Old English nīwe , nēowe (“new”), from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz (“new, fresh”), from Proto-Indo-European *néwyos (“new”), from *néwos .

Cognate with Scots new (“new”), West Frisian nij (“new”), Dutch nieuw (“new”), Low German nee (“new”), German neu (“new”), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish ny (“new”), Icelandic nýr (“new”), Faroese nýggjur (“new”), Latin nōvus (“new”), Ancient Greek νέος (néos, “new”), Welsh newydd (“new”), Russian но́вый (nóvyj, “new”), Armenian նոր (nor, “new”), Persian نو ‎ (“now”), Hindi नया (nayā, “new”), Tocharian B ñuwe (“new”).

Compare also Old English (“now”). More at now . Doublet of nuevo and novuss .

Whoa! Check out now - Wiktionary

From Middle English now , nou , nu , from Old English (“now, at present, at this time, immediately, very recently”), from Proto-Germanic *nu (“now”), from Proto-Indo-European *nū (“now”). Cognate with Scots noo (“now”), Saterland Frisian nu (“now”), West Frisian no (“now”), Dutch nu , nou (“now”), German nu , nun (“now”), Norwegian Bokmål (“now”), Norwegian Nynorsk no (“now”), Swedish and Danish nu (“now”), Icelandic (“now”), Latin num (“even now, whether”), Latin nunc (“now”), Albanian ni (“now”), Lithuanian (“now”), Avestan 𐬥𐬏 ‎ (nū, “now”), Sanskrit नु (nu, “now”).

I wanted to know where “news” (news - Wiktionary) came from:

From Middle English newes , newys (“new things”), equivalent to new (noun) +‎ -s . Compare Saterland Frisian Näis (“news”), East Frisian näjs (“news”), West Frisian nijs (“news”), Dutch nieuws (“news”), German Low German Neeis (“new things; news”).

This is really interesting to me. It means our sense of new developed near our sense of “now”, a new thing is something that happened just now, not before. Was it new for a while? Was it new until a now, sorry, new, new happened? A new now remains a new now until a new now supersedes it.

When we collect our memories of all the new nows we call them nows. News! We call them news now.

When we write down on paper we also call it nows news. With fancy names like “The New York Tomes” or “Washington Past”.

I’ve always like file names in all CAPS as a UNIX convention. README, COPYING, and of course, NOWS.

It’s true though, you poke around some project, and they have their issue trackers and intergrated chat rooms, but you hit a NEWS file and you’re like, whaaaaa? Someone is in the zine zone, yo!

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