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Port Out, Starboard Home: and other language myths Hardcover – 1 Jul 2004

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140515348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140515343
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 3 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
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Michael Quinion's World Wide Words is the web authority on English etymology (word origins) and usage-come here for definitive information on some of the most interesting, amusing and downright weird words and phrases in the English language. [Cambridge Dictionaries Online web site (February 2003).]

About the Author

Michael Quinion has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of New Words (2nd edition), edited the weekly Daily Telegraph new words column, and is author of a dictionary of affixes, Ologies and Isms (OUP). Since 1996 he has produced the weekly e-newsletter World Wide Words, which has an associated website. He lives in Bristol.


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