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The Etymologicon
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-02 - Publisher: Penguin

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
Mark Forysth's Gemel Edition
Language: un
Pages: 544
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth’s Inky Fool blog about the strange connections between words. The Horologicon – which means ‘a book of things appropriate to each hour’ - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.
The Chinese Repository
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1850 - Publisher:

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The Etymologicon and the Horologicon
Language: un
Pages: 544
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-07 - Publisher:

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
Reliquiae Hearnianae: the Remains of Thomas Hearne, Being Extracts from His Diaries (etc.)
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Hearne
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:

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