The Etymologicon

A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth
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A 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?

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. A 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.

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.

Category: Writing & Language
ISBN: 9781848313071
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: January 2012
Page Extent: 272
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Language: reference & general

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