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

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Publisher Description

Do you know why...

...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier?

You're about to find out...

The Etymologicon (e-tə-'mä-lä-ji-kän) is:
Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humorErudite (er-ə-dit): Showing knowledgeRibald (ri-bəld): Crude, offensive
The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from "gruntled" to "disgruntled"; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers "money for salt"; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
DH
Don Hagen
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:01
hr min
RELEASED
2014
April 1
PUBLISHER
Ascent Audio
SIZE
330.9
MB

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