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Very Interesting (and not stupid),
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This review is from: The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English (Hardcover)
Has a comprehensive bibliography for future research, and two sets of indicies so can be used as a text book. However you can also read it as a story book. I was surprised just how fascinating the history and development of the concepts behind each of the words described turned out to be.