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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through The Hidden Connections Of The English Language [Paperback-2016]
Mark Forsyth
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Publisher: Icon Books Uk | ISBN: 9781785781704 | Pages: 256

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless. Nick Duerden, Independent Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history William Leith, Evening Standard.The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?

About the Author

Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author whose books have made him one of the UK’s best-known commentators on words. His book The Etymologicon was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was followed by the similarly successful The Horologicon.

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