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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by [Forsyth, Mark]
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The stocking filler of the season...how else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and Mein Kampf. --The Observer

Crikey...this is addictive! --The Times

Mark Forsyth is clearly a man who knows his onions. --Daily Telegraph"

"The stocking filler of the season...how else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and Mein Kampf."--The Observer

"Crikey...this is addictive!"--The Times

"Mark Forsyth is clearly a man who knows his onions."--Daily Telegraph

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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller




'Not since Eats, Shoots & Leaves has a book about language attracted so much attention' Robert McCrum, Observer




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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3203 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (3 November 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JFVOLY6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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