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 - CollectorOfAshes - 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 ... Read full review
Word mysteries & histories: from quiche to humble pieUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This entertainment-oriented etymological dictionary is an uneven hodgepodge of 500 paragraph-length entries. Dictionary readers' curiosity is the only revealed selection criterion. The words and ... Read full review