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

by Mark Forsyth
£12.99   hardback  Icon Books Ltd (2011)

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth 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 Forsythís Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.
 
Itís 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.

ISBN 13: 9781848313071 | ISBN 10: 1848313071

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