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Port Out, Starboard Home: The Fascinating Stories We Tell About the words We Use by [Quinion, Michael]
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Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Michael Quinion's World Wide Words is the web authority on English etymology (word origins) and usage-come here for definitive information on some of the most interesting, amusing and downright weird words and phrases in the English language. [Cambridge Dictionaries Online web site (February 2003).]

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3161 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (1 September 2005)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI94QY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #864,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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