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This perfect gift for readers writers and literature majors alike unearths the uirks of the English language For example doyou know why a mortgage is literally a death pledge? Why guns have girls names? Whysalt is related tosoldier? Discover the answers to all of these etymological uestions andin this fascinating b I started reading this several years ago and just got bogged down I finally decided to take a running go at it and actually finish it As an English language teacher and overall English geek I find word origins fascinating The author certainly does an amazing job developing connections throughout the English language doing so in pithy and humorous chapters However I would say that the book should be considered as entertainment than education though there were certainly several things that I learned along the wayMy only negative comment is that the author's circular stroll can get a reader turned around very easily The reason I could not finish it the first time I attempted reading it was that I simply could not keep up with the author's logic This is something that really has to be read in a fairly brief amount of time It is not something that I would say can easily be put down and then picked up some time later Overall I enjoyed the book and think that most other word nerds would as well

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The Etymologicon A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageOok for fans ofof Eats Shoots Leaves The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language It explains how you get from gruntled to disgruntled; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers money for salt; how the biggest chain of c I loved reading this book I now how Mark Forsynth's other book in my cart Everything in this book was well thought out He has a very witty writing style and his word choice is superb What attracted me to this book above all other etymology books is that it is not alphabetically ordered Words are inextricably connected and thus this style makes most sense Why estrange words with common meanings? With this book there is no need to do so It is a great read not JUST a resource You can flip through it and enjoy any part and yet it is fulfilling than a dictionary of word histories A

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read doc ↠ The Etymologicon ¸ A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language µ join or create book clubs ¶ [Read] ➭ The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the EngliOffee shops in the world connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening This witty book will awake the linguist in you and illuminate the hidden meanings behind common words and phrases tracing their evolution through all of their surprising paths throughout histor As a word nerd I love learning about the origins of words and phrases and this book fulfills that desire by bringing out in humorous fashion the origins of many words and phrases we take for granted The author also points out how many words are connected to each other in some cases where it ought to be obvious eg Bikini Atoll and bikini the bathing suit and in many cases not at all obvious If you love words you should love this book