17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
a word lover's paradise,
By A Customer
This review is from: Dictionary of English Down the Ages: Words and Phrases Born Out of Historical Events, Great and Small (Paperback)
I've never seen a reference book like this before and I love it. It had never occurred to me that invasions and inventions had to bring about changes in vocabulary - because for everything from dungeons to the worldwide web, we needed names for things that didn't exist before. I'd used the authors' Dictionary of Proverbs and thought it was great, but this is even better. Much more than just a reference book, it is a fascinating read.
Dictionary of English Down the Ages: Words and Phrases Born Out of Historical Events, Great and Small(3 customer reviews)