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

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language - Mark Forsyth I like books on words and language, and lots of them that I have read can be a bit dry. But this one isn't.Forsyth has a way with words that makes you smile, and in this book he leads the reader on a meander through the words and phrases of the English language. Each mini chapter leads onto the next, sometimes a little tenuously, until the final chapter, which links right back to the first.I was quite surprised how many words that are unlinked now have common roots. a good example is mortgage and mortuary, which have the common route mort which means death.Great book for words smiths.

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