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

by Mark Forsyth

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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 springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on 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.

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Published
03/11/2011

Publisher
Icon Books Ltd

ISBN
9781848313071


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