The Blue Marble, Apollo 17’s an image of Earth taken by the crew of Nasa’s Apollo 17 spacecraft, in 1972. Photo: AFP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How on Earth did our planet get its name? Not from a Greek or Roman deity, that’s for sure

Earth is an anomaly in our solar system in that it is not named after a Greco-Roman god or goddess

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The Blue Marble, Apollo 17’s an image of Earth taken by the crew of Nasa’s Apollo 17 spacecraft, in 1972. Photo: AFP
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Greater awareness of autism spectrum disorder will result in greater understanding and inclusion. Photo: Alamy
Lisa Lim
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Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

On World Autism Awareness Day, a look at how the disorder was named

  • Rooted in Greek, the term was coined in 1912
  • Its modern use was adopted in the 1940s by Austrian psychologist Hans Asperger

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Greater awareness of autism spectrum disorder will result in greater understanding and inclusion. Photo: Alamy
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