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The Etymologicon - Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon

The Etymologicon

3,6 10 5 Scritto da: Mark Forsyth Letto da: Don Hagen
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Do you know why…

…a mortgage is literally a death pledge? …why guns have girls' names? …why salt is related to soldier?

You're about to find out…

The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is:
*Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor
*Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge
*Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive

The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
Lingua: Inglese Categoria: Corsi di lingua Traduttore:

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Editore: Gildan Media
Pubblicato: 2014-04-01
Durata: 7H 1Min
ISBN: 9781469028811
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