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Cor­rer and Cur­rent

The Span­ish cor­rer, “to run,” comes from the Latin for the same: cur­rere.

In a “It’s not ob­vi­ous un­til you re­al­ize it, then it’s com­plete­ly ob­vi­ous mo­ment!”, this is re­lat­ed to the Eng­lish: cur­rent.

Al­though cur­rent ob­vi­ous­ly does not share the same lit­er­al mean­ing of run­ning, con­cep­tu­al­ly it is very sim­i­lar: what is hap­pen­ing right now is what is run­ning or flow­ing by.

So time does­n’t fly; it flows past, right now — lit­er­al­ly.

Not to men­tion, think of the way they al­ways talk about elec­tric­i­ty: the run­ning cur­rent.


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