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Forsyth Mark - The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language


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Автор: Forsyth Mark
Название: The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Жанр: Языкознание
Издательский дом: Icon Books
Год издания: 2011
Аннотация:
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?-'ma-la-ji-kan) 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..

 

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