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Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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

Etymologicon - Book Description

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

Etymologicon - About the Author

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he's ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

Etymologicon - Reviews

'I'm hooked on Forsyth's book ... Crikey, but this is addictive' - Mathew Parris, The Times

'One of the books of the year. It is too enjoyable for words.' - Henry Coningsby, Bookseller

'The Etymologicon, contains fascinating facts' - Daily Mail

'Kudos should go to Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon ... Clearly a man who knows his onions, Mr Forsyth must have worked 19 to the dozen, spotting red herrings and unravelling inkhorn terms, to bestow this boon - a work of the first water, to coin a phrase.' - Daily Telegraph

'The stocking filler of the season... How else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Pérignon and Mein Kampf, ' - Robert McCrum, The Observer

'A perfect bit of stocking filler for the bookish member of the family, or just a cracking all-year-round-read. Highly recommended.' - Matthew Richardson, The Spectator

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Product Description

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

Etymologicon - Book Description

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

Etymologicon - About the Author

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he's ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

Etymologicon - Reviews

'I'm hooked on Forsyth's book ... Crikey, but this is addictive' - Mathew Parris, The Times

'One of the books of the year. It is too enjoyable for words.' - Henry Coningsby, Bookseller

'The Etymologicon, contains fascinating facts' - Daily Mail

'Kudos should go to Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon ... Clearly a man who knows his onions, Mr Forsyth must have worked 19 to the dozen, spotting red herrings and unravelling inkhorn terms, to bestow this boon - a work of the first water, to coin a phrase.' - Daily Telegraph

'The stocking filler of the season... How else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Pérignon and Mein Kampf, ' - Robert McCrum, The Observer

'A perfect bit of stocking filler for the bookish member of the family, or just a cracking all-year-round-read. Highly recommended.' - Matthew Richardson, The Spectator

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Additional Information
Book Genre Biography, Non Fiction, Society, Travel
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
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Number of pages 256
Dimensions 19.6 x 2.3 x 13.1 cm
ISBN 9781785781704
Date of Publication 3 Nov. 2016
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Entertaining and informative guide to the etymology of unusual English words
  • For the linguist the book covers expressions that will enhance understanding of both popular European and obscure languages
  • A must for all philologists
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