The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Mark Forsyth

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

Berkley
Publication date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781101611760
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Do you know why…

…a mortgage is literally a death pledge? …why guns have girls’ names? …why salt is related to soldier?

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 guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.



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