The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

By Mark Forsyth
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"The Etymologicon" by Mark Forsyth is a fascinating journey through the secret origins and interconnections of common words and phrases. In this engaging and witty book, Forsyth unravels the etymological narratives of words, exploring their evolution and tracing surprising connections between seemingly unrelated terms. Demonstrating the power of language to reveal our history and culture, he weaves together captivating anecdotes and intriguing linguistic tales. From the unexpected origins of common phrases to the hidden stories behind everyday words, "The Etymologicon" offers an entertaining and informative understanding of the rich tapestry of the English language. Through its concise yet illuminating insights, this book provides readers with a deeper appreciation for the complexities and quirks of our language, all while reminding us of its ability to connect us across time and across cultures.
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