The Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611766
Size: 72.38 MB
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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: 47.85 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: 78.86 MB
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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605766
Size: 55.64 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 79.75 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.

The Oxford Guide To Etymology

Author: Philip Durkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191618780
Size: 47.95 MB
Format: PDF
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His focus is on English but he draws many examples from languages such as French, German, and Latin which cast light on the pre-histories of English words. The Oxford Guide to Etymology is reliable, readable, instructive, and enjoyable.

A Christmas Cornucopia

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024197755X
Size: 59.15 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: 63.28 MB
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Chambers Dictionary Of Etymology

Author: Robert K. Barnhart
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Publishers L
ISBN: 9780550142306
Size: 42.71 MB
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For many years academics, wordsmiths, crossword lovers, and language enthusiasts of all stripes have turned to this celebrated volume as their reference of choice in lexical matters.