The Etymologicon

A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth
AUD $19.99
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What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?

The Etymologicon is all about the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

It's become a classic of writing about the English language. If you're interested in etymology, you need to have read this book!

Author bio:

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he's ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9781785781704
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: January 2017
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literature & literary studies

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