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

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Hardback Published: 03/11/2011
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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.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848313071

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“Entertaining, erudite educational”

A wonderfully surprising tour of the English language. Irreverent but intelligent, well-thought out and with plenty of suprises. Perfect for dipping in and out of.

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There's only way of describing Mark Forsyth -- genius!

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