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The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-10-02
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101611760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2011-11-03
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1848313195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. 'Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent. 'Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history.' William Leith, Evening Standard. The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words is a classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere. 'Highly recommended' Spectator.

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 279
ISBN 9780425260791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

Title Mark Forysth s Gemel Edition
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2012-11-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781848315907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth’s Inky Fool blog about the strange connections between words. The Horologicon – which means ‘a book of things appropriate to each hour’ - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

Title Mark Forsyth s Gemel Edition Boxset
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books
Release Date 2012-11-01
Category
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1848314280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its highly anticipated sequel. The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. The Horologicon - which means 'a book of things appropriate to each hour' - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

The Unknown Unknown by Mark Forsyth

Title The Unknown Unknown
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2014-09-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781848317932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Along the way he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy would never have met online, and why only a bookshop can give you that precious thing – what you never knew you were looking for.

Title The First Century of English Monolingual Lexicography
Author Kusujiro Miyoshi
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2017-05-11
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 180
ISBN 9781443893466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book deals with monolingual English dictionaries from 1604 to 1702. The major scholarly reference works which individually treat early English dictionaries are De Witt Starnes and Gertrude Noyes’s English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson: 1604–1755 (1946) and The Oxford History of English Lexicography (2009) edited by A. P. Cowie. However, when we proceed with reading the dictionaries with primary attention to their provision of lexical information, an array of deficiencies in Starnes and Noyes’s account stands out. There are two main reasons for these deficiencies; one is the fact that Starnes and Noyes’s analyses of the dictionaries are mainly made in accordance with the contents of their title pages and introductory materials, and the other is that the two authorities are excessively conscious of the external history of the dictionaries they discuss. The method of investigation of the dictionaries in this book differs greatly from these previous studies. Through it, various facts, which have been unnoticed for centuries, come to be revealed, including not only an array of historically significant methods for the lexical treatment of words and phrases, but also the highly creative use of other dictionaries in one specific dictionary, as well as the previously unrecognized direct and indirect influence of one dictionary on others.

Title The Elements of Eloquence
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781848316225
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.’ David Marsh, Guardian. Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’ In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon. Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.

Title A Short History of Drunkenness
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2018-05-08
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780525575382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of humankind's favorite pastime Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

The Meaning Of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Title The Meaning of Tingo
Author Adam Jacot de Boinod
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2006-10-05
Category Humor
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780141954578
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Did you know that people in Indonesia have a word that means 'to take off your clothes in order to dance'? Or how many words the Albanians have for eyebrows and moustaches? Or that the Dutch word for skimming stones is plimpplamppletteren? Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 154 languages, this intriguing book is arranged by theme so you can compare attitudes all over the world to such subjects as food, the human body and the battle of the sexes. Here you can find not only those words for which there is no direct counterpart in English (such as the Japanese age-otori which means looking less attractive after a haircut), but also a frank discussion of exactly how many 'Eskimo' terms there are for snow, and a vast array of information exploring the wonderful and often downright strange world of words. Oh, and tingo means 'to take all the objects one desires from the house of a friend, one at a time, by asking to borrow them'.

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg

Title Inflight Science
Author Brian Clegg
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2011-04-07
Category Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781848312807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The perfect companion to any flight - a guide to the science on view from your window seat. There are few times when science is so immediate as when you're in a plane. Your life is in the hands of the scientists and engineers who enable tons of metal and plastic to hurtle through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour. Inflight Science shows how you stay alive up there - but that's only the beginning. Brian Clegg explains the ever changing view, whether it's crop circles or clouds, mountains or river deltas, and describes simple experiments to show how a wing provides lift, or what happens if you try to open a door in midair (don't!). On a plane you'll experience the impact of relativity, the power of natural radiation and the effect of altitude on the boiling point of tea. Among the many things you'll learn is why the sky is blue, the cause of thunderstorms and the impact of volcanic ash in an enjoyable tour of mid-air science. Every moment of your journey is an opportunity to experience science in action: Inflight Science will be your guide.

Title The Origin of Names Words and Everything in Between
Author Patrick Foote
Publisher Mango Media Inc.
Release Date 2018-10-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 151
ISBN 9781633538511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title The Chinese Repository
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1850
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN IBNR:CR300037428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title English Words from Latin and Greek Elements
Author Donald M. Ayers
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release Date 1986
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 290
ISBN 0816508992
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Bibliotheca Spenceriana by Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Title Bibliotheca Spenceriana
Author Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-06-28
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 524
ISBN 9781108051095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At his death, George Spencer (1758-1834) had created the greatest private library in Europe. At the time, many aristocrats were spending huge sums acquiring rare printed books. With monastic and aristocratic libraries in Europe being dissolved, collectors had access to thousands of examples. The Second Earl Spencer's interests were in English 'black-letter' printing, especially the works of Caxton, and continental incunables, particularly first editions of Greek and Latin classics. Thomas Dibdin (1776-1847) was employed as Spencer's librarian and visited Europe searching for new acquisitions. Published in 1814-15, this catalogue is of the earliest and rarest items in the collection. Each is described in detail, with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings, making this a fascinating record of one man's commitment to collecting the earliest examples of this revolutionary invention. Volume 3 continues to catalogue the classics, along with early editions of Aquinas, St Augustine and Thomas ... Kempis.

Title Reliqui Hearnian the remains of Thomas Hearne extracts from his MS diaries collected with a few notes by P Bliss Proofs of sheets A E H R T X Aa Bb Dd Gg Ii Nn Pp 3R with corrections by the editor and letters from him to J H Markland c inserted The proofs of sheets E and Ii are each in 2 states
Author Thomas Hearne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1857
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:N13461704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reliquiae Hearnianae by Thomas Hearne

Title Reliquiae Hearnianae
Author Thomas Hearne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1869
Category England
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:32000006894549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Academy by Anonim

Title The Academy
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1871
Category Art
Total Pages 86
ISBN CORNELL:31924066320270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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