The Accidental Dictionary

£8.99
ITEM CODE: 26242
4.9/5
A weird and wonderful journey into the hidden etymological origins and fascinating developments in the English language. This book takes you on a discursive tour, full of intriguin...
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A weird and wonderful journey into the hidden etymological origins and fascinating developments in the English language. This book takes you on a discursive tour, full of intriguing tales, into the history of 100 words. Discover why the word busking once meant piracy; how a meerkat was once a monkey; and a cupboard was actually a table. This lively text is fun to dip into or read in one sitting, and these interesting and humorous facts will enliven many a dinner-party conversation! This book would make the ideal gift for the logophile in your life.
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Paperback
13 x 20cm
244 pages
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Reviews
Overall product rating 4.9/5
By Mrs Susan Richardson
16 January 2022
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Made the recipient cry with pleasure.
By Mrs Arnetta Harper-Sheehy
29 November 2021
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It was bought as a gift but I had a peek and think it looks like a fun book to pick up read bits etc..
By Mrs Naomi Donbavand
24 November 2021
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A gift for my friend at Christmas, she , like me is a word smith
By Mrs Sarah Theobald
23 November 2021
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bought as a gift for christams but i know will be well recieved as the person loves words!
23 November 2021
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Didn’t know what to get a special friend. He loves words, this is ideal.
By Mrs Dawn Catchpole
20 October 2021
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Great, bought for a present.
By Mr Bernard Maguire
15 October 2021
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looks ideal for my grandson