Fake Etymologies

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her‧e‧sy, n. /ˈhɛɹəsi/

Variant of “hearsay” created after the Henry VIII’s establishment of the Church of England, starting the English Reformation. Legal and ecclesiastical terms were modified to be more alike in order to prepare for a full unification of Church and State. Progress was slow, however, and halted after integration of only a few terms, mostly due to the interference of monks, monks, monks.