The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities

£9.99
ITEM CODE: 26243
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A yearbook of forgotten words and the fascinating stories behind how they were used before they fell from etymological favour. Presented for each day of the year, with a link to an...
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A yearbook of forgotten words and the fascinating stories behind how they were used before they fell from etymological favour. Presented for each day of the year, with a link to an event or historical happening, you will discover untold linguistic riches you’ll be rushing to rehabilitate. Discover ‘lickpennys’, ‘misocapnists’, ‘theics’, ’jingle-boys’ and much more. Entertaining digressions and expert text make for an informative and thought-provoking daily read. Be prepared for meeting with a ‘mamamouchi’ (someone who considers themselves to be more important than they really are), and showcase your skills as a ‘word-grubber’ (someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation).
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13 x 20cm
376 pages
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Reviews
Overall product rating 4.8/5
By Mrs Louisa Oakley
12 January 2022
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a fun interesting and a unusual gift
08 January 2022
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Definitely a good book for a linguist and avid reader.
By Jennifer Ellaway
08 January 2022
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Fascinating subject matter for my father who loves ‘proper English’.
01 January 2022
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An interesting book and sent as presents.
By Mrs Sarah Theobald
23 November 2021
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bought to go with the "Accidental Dictionary" for people who love words and im sure will make for fascinating reading
By Mr Bernard Maguire
15 October 2021
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looks ideal for my grandson
28 September 2021
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Very interesting book… full of fascinating words.
By Miss Shirley Newton
18 August 2021
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I have already done so and shall not repeat..