The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

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

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

 

AUTHOR:  Mark Forsyth

 

DATE PUBLISHED:  2011

 

FORMAT:  Hardcover

 

ISBN-13:  9781848313071

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"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."

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I have no idea what I just read, but whatever it was, it was entertaining, amusing, irreverant and fairly interesting.  ;)  If you have an interest in the origin of words, this book might just be for you.