The Etymologicon Lib/E (Compact Disc)
A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Gildan Audio, 9781469059402
Publication Date: November 14, 2014
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.