The Etymologicon Lib/E (Compact Disc)

A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

By Mark Forsyth, Don Hagen (Read by)

Gildan Audio, 9781469059402

Publication Date: November 14, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/31/2014)
Paperback (10/2/2012)
Hardcover (11/1/2011)
Paperback (11/3/2016)
Compact Disc (11/14/2014)

List Price: 68.99*
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Description

Do you know ...

why a mortgage is literally a death pledge? why guns have girls' names? why salt is related to soldier?

You're about to find out.

The Etymologicon e-t-'ma-la-ji-kan is:

Witty wi-te: Full of clever humor Erudite er--dit: Showing knowledge Ribald ri-bld: Crude, offensive

The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains how you get from gruntled to disgruntled; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers money for salt; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.