The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Etymologicon The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week
- Published: 03 November 2011
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781848313071 ISBN 10: 1848313071
- Sales rank: 2,272
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Full description for The Etymologicon
What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.