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Dictionary of Word Origins (Bloomsbury reference) Paperback – 15 Mar 1999

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 588 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (15 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747545707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747545705
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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As a quick reference to those common words which we all use without thinking this book is a must. Well put together and easy to understand with well researched content. Above all this book is interesting and fun to read. For the serious student of language this book could benefit from a quick reference to the period when the word came into common use.
Highly recommended.
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it might be me but this book was not that good to read I, I don't know what I expected from it. Would not look at again or recommend
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Bought it for our 11 year old son (at his request!), and he loves it. What more can I say. Not an in-depth review, but it does what I wanted of it.
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A must for lovers of words and their origins. Really enjoyable book to pick up now and then and discover an interesting little fact. Would definitely recommend!
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As a professional quiz writer this book has become my first choice for reference.
If you like me have ever wondered where the meaning of certain words come from then this book is a must.
Clear and concise, you will not be disappointed.
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After developing an interest in etymology, I hunted around and decided on purchasing this book by Flavell. It didn't disappoint! Working much like a dictionary, a number of regular and irregular words are explored in an easy to read and informative style. Lots to discover and lots of fun too!
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I have always enjoyed discovering the roots of words. This is a great support to that interest. So, I recommend this beside your dictionary.
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Excellent book but can you spot the stupid mistake on the cover. The editor should be shot.
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