Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author(s): Linda Flavell; Roger Flavell

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Words are the building blocks of language, but their derivations are often stories in themselves. Have you ever wondered why we wear perfume, read magazines, vote for candidates, speak in jargon? With entries from Accolade to Zoo and including such disparate items as Blackmail, Fiasco, Influence and Rigmarole, Dictionary of Word Origins explains the origins and development of 300 commonly used words.

Essays scattered throughout the book deal with more general topics such as A Taste of India, Days of the Week and Precise Timing and allow the authors to expand on broader themes.

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General Fields

  • : 9780857834027
  • : Kyle Cathie Limited
  • : Kyle Cathie Limited
  • : January 2017
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 15.00 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linda Flavell; Roger Flavell
  • : Paperback
  • : 1701
  • : English
  • : 320