Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
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When Want Ousted Will
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When Want Ousted Will

Our verb "will" is mostly used to indicate the future, but it wasn't always that way.
Vintage bedroom, circa 1910, with an antique vanity for applying cosmetics.

Vacuous and vanity are, believe it or not, related to want. John explains.

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