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ISBN: 9781848313071 - The Etymologicon
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The Etymologicon

A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth

ISBN: 9781848313071
Format: Hardback
Publisher:Icon Books Ltd


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The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week

 

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What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
 
 

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