The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words
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Did you know that an assassin is a hashish-eater and a yokel a country woodpecker? That Dr Mesmer mesmerised patients back to health or that Samuel Pepys enjoyed a good game of handicap? This title collects over 500 of the strangest, and funniest-sounding words in the English language, and traces them back to their often puzzling origins.
| ||Weight (grammes)||212|
|Publisher||Cornerstone|| ||Published in||London|
|Imprint||Arrow Books Ltd|| ||Height (mm)||198|
|Format||Paperback|| ||Width (mm)||129|
|Publication date||05 Jul 2012|| ||Spine width (mm)||18|
|DEWEY||422|| ||Academic level||General|
|DEWEY edition||DC23|| |
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