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The Etymologicon Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon par Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon Mark Forsyth


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The Etymologicon Résumé

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language Mark Forsyth

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a death pledge? Why guns have girls' names? Why salt is related to soldier? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains how you get from gruntled to disgruntled; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers money for salt; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what, precisely, the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening. This witty book will awake the linguist in you and illuminate the hidden meanings behind common words and phrases, tracing their evolution through all of their surprising paths throughout history.

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The stocking filler of the season...how else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and Mein Kampf.--The Observer

Crikey...this is addictive!--The Times

Mark Forsyth is clearly a man who knows his onions.--Daily Telegraph

À propos de Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose.

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GOR008434019
9780425260791
0425260798
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language Mark Forsyth
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Penguin Putnam Inc
20121002
304
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