The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (Paperback)
a mortgage is literally a death pledge? why guns have girls names? why salt is related to soldier?
Youre about to find out
The Etymologicon (e-t?-ma-la-ji-kan) is:
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 coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
|Genre||LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology|
|Publisher Date||2012-10-02 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Berkley Pub Group|
|Unit weight||0.5 lb|
|Subtitle||A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language|
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