Wordcatcher: An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Phil Cousineau

Wordcatcher: An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

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Publication date: April 2010
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Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver," the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers are lured by language and entangled in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity. The English poet W. H. Auden was once asked to teach a poetry class, and when 200 students applied to study with him, he only had room for 20 of them. When asked how he chose his students, he said he picked the ones who actually loved words. So too, with this book -- it takes a special wordcatcher to create a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins, and any word lover will relish the stories that Cousineau has discovered.
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Wordcatcher: An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Phil Cousineau
Cleis Press, April 2010
ISBN: 9781573445504
EAN:  2370002907378
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $14.95 eBook price: $11.99
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Cleis Press, April 2010
ISBN: 9781573445504
EAN:  9781573445504
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