The bestselling reference that, “from the casually curious to etymology junkies . . . will have something for everyone.” —William C. Fox of the YouTube channel The Exploration with William C. Fox
What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of these monikers. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way.
Learning doesn’t have to be boring. With his fun sense of humor, Patrick Foote—of the YouTube channel Name Explain—explains each appellation with jokes and quips you’re bound to enjoy. Full of pictures and packed with great information, The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between does exactly what it says it does—it explains the origin of names in a fun and easy-to-digest way. After reading this book, you will: • Know why, exactly, Russia is called Russia
• Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts
• Discover the origins of the names of planets, animals, countries, and much more
“Patrick has made me realize that even the most mundane and ubiquitous words can have an endlessly fascinating story. His whimsical and friendly tone also makes any topic entertaining and accessible. Hmm . . . now all of a sudden I would love for Patrick to explain ‘mundane,’ ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘whimsical!’” —Betty Chen of the YouTube channel ARTiculations