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

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

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 04/11/2021
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Waterstones Says

Sumptuously designed and full of quirky, intriguing illustrations, this special edition of Forsyth’s trivia classic makes charming and enlightening connections between words in the English language and is the perfect gift for all fans of fascinating facts.

The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, 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?

Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words is a classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere.

Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781785787850
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 915 g
Dimensions: 230 x 180 x 30 mm


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'I'm hooked on Forsyth's book - Crikey, but this is addictive.' - Mathew Parris, The Times

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“A beautiful book...”

When I read about this special edition I had a moment of feeling very old. The Etymologicon was published the year after I started working at Waterstones and it was a big bestseller, a real word of mouth success. And... More

“Fascinating”

I bought this for …myself… for Christmas ! I love etymology … It’s very entertaining so far and I am hoping to remember a few fun facts to use in conversation !! English is my second language but I am not struggling... More

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