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by Katherine Barber

eBook Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs: And Other Fascinating Facts About the English Language download ISBN: 0143038125
Author: Katherine Barber
Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (April 24, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 220
ePub: 1170 kb
Fb2: 1663 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language and Grammar

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and .

Who knew that "travel" is derived from an instrument of torture? That "tragedy" originally had something to do with goats? That "glamour" and "grammar" started out as the same word?

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots . The words about pigs form only one small part of the book.

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves did for the manual of style. The subtitle about fascinating facts more accurately reflects the book's content. The facts therein are fascinating because of the author's style.

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and . Who knew that "travel" is derived from an instrument of torture? That "tragedy" originally had something to do with goats? That "glamour" and "grammar" started out as the same word?

Who knew that “travel” is derived from an instrument of torture? That “tragedy” originally had something to do with goats? That “glamour” and “grammar” started out as the same word?

The entertaining histories of over 400 of the commonest words in English. Many words culled from interviews first aired on CBC Radio 1. Entries arranged thematically by season.

The entertaining histories of over 400 of the commonest words in English. Written in a witty, conversational style that will captivate anyone. Humorous line illustrations throughout. Six Words You Never Knew Had Something To Do With Pigs.

Cover design: gray318.

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves did for the manual of style

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves did for the manual of style. Who knew that travel is derived from an instrument of torture? That tragedy originally had something to do with goats? That glamour and grammar started out as the same word?

Katherine Barber (2006) Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs and Other .

ISBN 978-0-19-542707-3.

Are you sure you want to remove Six words you never knew had . Published 2006 by Oxford University Press in Toronto.

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A lively and enlightening look at the peculiarities of the English language looks at the colorful histories behind five hundred common words and phrases in the English language, all organized according to season, focusing on such terms as tragedy, glamour, grammar, and passion fruit. Original.