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Just the job : how trades got their names

Author: Alexander R Tulloch
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What did a gongfarmer do? How is a chaperone connected to a bird of prey? What is the etymology behind cloud architect? And is there a link between secretaries and secrets? The story behind these (and many more) job titles is rarely predictable and often fascinating. In this highly original book, Alexander Tulloch examines the etymology behind a selection of trades and professions, unearthing intriguing nuggets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander R Tulloch
ISBN: 1851245502 9781851245505
OCLC Number: 1145101444
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Trades & professions.
Responsibility: Alexander Tulloch.

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Highly original and enjoyable examation of the etymology behind a selection of trades and professions, unearthing intriguing nuggets of historical information along the way. Includes explanations of  Read more...

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