The Illustrated Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (Hardback)Mark Forsyth (author)
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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 Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 895 g
Dimensions: 257 x 180 x 27 mm
'I'm hooked on Forsyth's book - Crikey, but this is addictive.' - Mathew Parris, The Times
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