The Accidental Dictionary

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ITEM CODE: 26242
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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13 x 20cm
244 pages
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