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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Books (29 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857834029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857834027
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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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.

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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.

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