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

What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?
ISBN: 9781848314535
Author: Mark Forsyth
Page: 252
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2011
Format: Book
Publisher: ICON BOOKS
Language: English
Ages: adult

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What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

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