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Dictionary of Word Origins Paperback – 29 Sep 2016
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a light-hearted trip through the fascinating byways of the English language -- Good Book Guide, March 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Words are the building blocks of language, but their derivations are often stories in themselves. With entries from accolade to zoo and including such disparate items as blackmail, fiasco, influence and rigmarole, this title explains the origins and development of 300 commonly used words. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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5 January 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I have always enjoyed discovering the roots of words. This is a great support to that interest. So, I recommend this beside your dictionary.
26 August 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
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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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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