The Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611766
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You’re about to find out… The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is: *Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor *Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge *Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized ...

The Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848313194
Size: 50.89 MB
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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.

The Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425260798
Size: 26.67 MB
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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605766
Size: 75.87 MB
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The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them.

The Elements Of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848316224
Size: 13.86 MB
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He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon.

A Christmas Cornucopia

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024197755X
Size: 23.94 MB
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Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.

Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199547939
Size: 14.84 MB
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Author: Anatoly Liberman
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195387074
Size: 10.56 MB
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A guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson explains how the origins and history of hundreds of words are determined, discussing such topics as folk etymology, changes of meaning in language history, borrowed words, ...

English Words From Latin And Greek Elements

Author: Donald M. Ayers
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816508990
Size: 80.71 MB
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Specially prepared to supplement the second edition of Ayers's text, this classroom-tested workbook contains a variety of exercises that reinforce the lessons in the text and help promote word-building skills.

The Unknown Unknown

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 184831793X
Size: 63.25 MB
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Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop.