Word mysteries & histories: from quiche to humble pie
Browsers, aficionados of language, and serious students all will delight in discovering the 500 richly textured histories of English words presented in this beautifully illustrated volume. 45 wood engravingts.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a moderately interesting book, in that there are wonderful nuggets of information sprinkled across a sea of rather bland prose -- and this is from a devoted linguaphile! It's probably better to read it as you're reading other books instead of all at once. I got it cheap, so I can't complain about the price. I just wish that the authors had focused in on the more interesting words rather than include so many dull ones.
Review: Word Mysteries and Histories: From Quiche to Humble PieUser Review - Goodreads
Full of tasty morsels of etymology, I was entertained and edified at the same time.
Dictionary of Word Origins: Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
No preview available - 1993