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    Where Words Come From
    A Dictionary of Word Origins

    by Fred Sedgwick

    Where Words Come From – READ MORE

    • Format: paperback, 224 pages
    • Author: Fred Sedgwick
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Release date: July 10, 2009
    • ISBN: 9781847062741 (1847062741)
    • Language: english

    About The Book

    Did you know that ‘aardvark’ comes from the South African for ‘earth pig’? Or that ‘assassin’ actually comes from the Arabic for ‘smoker of hashish’? This book explains why ‘bungalow’ comes from Hindi and what exactly ‘hello’ is short for.

    It is an invaluable guide to the fascinating origins of everyday words. There are literally tens of thousands of English words with entertaining and engaging stories behind them. Tackling the topic in an anecdotal and yet thorough manner, Fred Sedgwick’s pithy, interesting, upbeat and approachable Where Words Come From is the etymological dictionary for everyone, a book to inspire wonder, debate and laughter.

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