Fake Etymologies

Interesting is better than true.

ex‧per‧i‧ment, v. /ɪkˈsper.ɪ.mənt/

Composed of prefix “ex-“ meaning “outside” (in the adjectival sense) and subprefix “peri-“ meaning “surrounding,” with “-ment” for noun conversion. (See also “fragment” and “instrument.”) Literally “outside the outside edge,” in the sense of expanding one’s knowledge. The distinction between it and “try” was once not as broad.