I've noticed over the past few weeks that there are occasionally questions that pop up about the etymology of words such as What is the origin of the word "ell"? and What does "You are talking through your hat" mean? (the latter of which was closed as off topic).
I feel like etymology questions in general should be closed on ELL, as they aren't really about learning English, but rather are either general interest or are about English Language and Understanding, and consequently I think such questions are better suited to ELU.
So anyway, my question is this:
What should ELL decide to do with questions that are primarily asking about the etymology of a word or phrase?
Edit After suggestions in the comments section that seeding answers might hinder the discussion, I've removed some suggestions from the answers. If you have an opinion as that is not represented in the answers question please take some initiative and post it as an answer rather than just voting the question itself up or down.