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Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Author: FORSYTH MARK
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Pub Date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848314535
Availability: In stock
Quick overview The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week
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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller 'Not since Eats, Shoots & Leaves has a book about language attracted so much attention' Robert McCrum, Observer 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 the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

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