Dictionary of Word Origins by Linda & Roger Flavell
Words are the building blocks of language, but their derivations are often stories in themselves. Have you ever wondered why we wear perfume, read magazines, vote for candidates, and speak in jargon?
With entries from accolade to zoo, and including such disparate items as blackmail, fiasco, and rigmarole, this dictionary explains the origins and development of 300 commonly used words.
In selecting words for inclusion, Linda and Roger Flavell have chosen those with a story to tell. The result is an enlightening guide to the richness and diversity of the English language, boasting both scholarly accuracy and much to delight the curious browser.
Format: Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7 x 2.54 | 292g
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2004
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 1
Edition Statement: New Edition
Condition: Very Good
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very, very minor scuff marks along the edges of the front cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.