The Etymologicon

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

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: 25.12 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 Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425264378
Size: 71.99 MB
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A follow-up to the best-selling The Etymologiocon provides whimsical, archaic words describing the familiar feelings and activities of various times of day, from being "philogrobolized" first thing in the morning and "fudgelling" one's way ...

The Elements Of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781785781728
Size: 65.93 MB
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'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian

The Oxford Guide To Etymology

Author: Philip Durkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199236518
Size: 32.62 MB
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He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words.

Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199547939
Size: 72.33 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: 74.77 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.

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Author: Anatoly Liberman
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195387074
Size: 61.76 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, ...

Word Origins

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408101602
Size: 47.40 MB
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Laid out in an A-Z format with detailed cross references, and written in a style that is both authoritative and accessible, Word Origins is a valuable historical guide to the English language.