The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (Compact Disc)

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language By Mark Forsyth, Don Hagen (Read by) Cover Image
By Mark Forsyth, Don Hagen (Read by)
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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?-'m -l -ji-k n) 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781469090948
ISBN-10: 1469090945
Publisher: Gildan Media Corporation
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Language: English