The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words (Hardback)
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The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered.; Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language.; 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day; 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt; 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation; 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea; 24 December doniferous (adj.) carrying a gift; Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783963584
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“For The Word Nerds”

Paul Anthony Jones, the ultimate word nerd, has published a new series of obscure and old words to use over the year. The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities really does do what it says on the jacket, it is a yearbook... More

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