The Etymologicon

Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language.

The Etymologicon

The Etymologicon

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. 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 connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what, precisely, the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening. This witty book will awake the linguist in you and illuminate the hidden meanings behind common words and phrases, tracing their evolution through all of their surprising paths throughout history.

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The Etymologicon
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-02 - Publisher: Penguin

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions
Etymologicon Magnum, Or Universal Etymological Dictionary, on a New Plan
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Walter Whiter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1800 - Publisher:

Books about Etymologicon Magnum, Or Universal Etymological Dictionary, on a New Plan
Etymologicon Universale, Or Universal Etymological Dictionary on a New Plan
Language: en
Pages: 2
Authors: Walter Whiter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1811 - Publisher:

Books about Etymologicon Universale, Or Universal Etymological Dictionary on a New Plan
Etymologicon Universale; or Universal Etymological Dictionary on a new plan, etc
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Walter WHITER
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1822 - Publisher:

Books about Etymologicon Universale; or Universal Etymological Dictionary on a new plan, etc
Mark Forysth's Gemel Edition
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Mark Forsyth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth’s Inky Fool blog about the strange connections between words. The Horologicon – which means ‘a book of things appropriate to each hour’ - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

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