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Mysteries of Vernacular

Explore the etymology of individual words

Mysteries of Vernacular is a series of stop-motion videos created by NYC-based Myriapod Productions. Each clip explores the etymology of an individual word through a carefully animated book. The plan is to eventually animate 26 word stories, each of which takes nearly 80 hours to research, construct and animate. It would be fun for graphic arts students to try their hand at creating their own clips, by researching a word and perhaps using the NFB Pixstop app.