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The Etymologicon - Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon

The Etymologicon

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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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Forlag: Gildan Media
Udgivet: 2014-04-01
Længde: 7T 1M
ISBN: 9781469028811
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