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The etymologicon : a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Berkley trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Forsyth
ISBN: 9780425260791 0425260798
OCLC Number: 775418832
Description: xvii, 279 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: A Turn-up for the Books --
A Game of Chicken --
Hydrogentlemanly --
The Old and New Testicle --
Parenthetical Codpieces --
Suffering for my Underwear --
Pans --
Miltonic Meanders --
Bloody Typical Semantic Shifts --
The Proof of the Pudding --
Sausage Poison in Your Face --
Bows and Arrows and Cats --
Black and White --
Hat Cheque Point Charlie --
Sex and Bread --
Concealed Farts --
Wool --
Turkey --
Insulting Foods --
Folk Etymology --
Butterflies of the World --
Psychoanalysis and the Release of the Butterfly --
The Villains of the Language --
Two Executioners and a Doctor --
Thomas Crapper --
Mythical Acronyms --
John the Baptist and The Sound of Music --
Organic, Organised, Organs --
Clipping --
Buffalo --
Antanaclasis --
China --
Coincidences and Patterns --
Frankly, My Dear Frankfurter --
Beastly Foreigners --
Pejoratives --
Ciao, Slave Driver --
Robots --
Terminators and Prejudice --
Terminators and Equators --
Equality In Ecuador Note continued: Bogeys --
Bugbears and Bedbugs --
Von Munchausen's Computer --
SPAM (not spam) --
Heroin --
Morphing De Quincey and Shelley --
Star-Spangled Drinking Songs --
Torpedoes and Turtles --
From Mount Vernon to Portobello Road with a Hangover --
A Punch of Drinks --
The Scampering Champion of the Champagne Campaign --
Insulting Names --
Peter Pan --
Herbaceous Communication --
Papa Was a Saxum Volutum --
Flying Peters --
Venezuela and Venus and Venice --
What News on the Rialto? --
Magazines --
Dick Snary --
Autopeotomy --
Water Closets for Russia --
Fat Gunhilda --
Queen Gunhilda and the Gadgets --
Shell --
In a Nutshell --
The Iliad --
The Human Body --
The Five Fingers --
Hoax Bodies --
Bunking and Debunking --
The Anglo-Saxon Mystery --
The Sedge-Strewn Stream and Globalisation --
Coffee --
Cappuccino Monks --
Called to the Bar --
Ignorami --
Fossil-less --
The Frequentative Suffix --
Pending --
Worms and their Turnings --
Mathematics Note continued: Stellafied and Oily Beavers --
Beards --
Islands --
Sandwich Islands --
The French Revolution in English Words --
Romance Languages --
Peripatetic Peoples --
From Bohemia to California (via Primrose Hill) --
California --
The Hash Guys --
Drugs --
Pleasing Psalms --
Biblical Errors --
Salt --
Halcyon Days --
Dog Days --
Cynical Dogs --
Greek Education and Fastchild --
Cybermen --
Turning Trix --
Amateur Lovers --
Dirty Money --
Death Pledges --
Wagering War --
Strapped for Cash --
Fast Bucks and Dead Ones --
The Buck Stops Here --
Back to Howth Castle and Environs
Responsibility: Mark Forsyth.

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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

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