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Good Book "The Etymologicon" FE Will like this one I think


Bing.alau

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I am enjoying reading a Kindle book so much that I thought others on the forum might like to buy it. I think it cost me all of 99 pence. It is called "The Etymologicon" (a Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language) by Mark Forsyth.

I am not an agent for Kindle or Amazon, I just think this is the type of book that some of you will enjoy reading, it is written in what I call short bursts, so that a chapter can be read and put down or, you can read as much as you like.

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Bing.alau

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I thought somebody would be interested in this. Maybe there are no readers on the forum.

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ams4127

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I never buy books I can't pronounce!

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wiz-king

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We are all hunting our book of words to find out what it's about!

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Bing.alau

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It's a book about just that "Words"... where they originate from etc. I was astounded to find the words of the American National Anthem come from a very unusual source. The book is still available on the Amazon Kindle pages, but it may not still be available at 99 pence, then again it may be, because they are having a sale at the moment.

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Aitchbee

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...the meaning of the 'big' E word is a ' skoosh-case '.

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Brumas

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wiz-king I have book-marked that site and will enjoy dipping into it, I quite like unusual words and boy, are there some on that site!

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Forum Editor

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"I think it cost me all of 99 pence"

Then you're a very lucky man - the Kindle version is currently priced at £6:23.

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Bing.alau

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It must have been only on the one day then. I'm certainly enjoying it. I've just found out where the word "Bluetooth" originates from.

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rdave13

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Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson.

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Bing.alau

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wiz-king. I have also bookmarked that one. Thanks for that. But if you get the chance have a read of this book by Forsyth. It may be available in a library of course, I tend to forget about those places. (Kindle's fault I suppose).

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