A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageBook - 2012
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-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is:
*Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor
*Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge
*Ribald (ri-b?ld): 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.
Baker & Taylor
Explores the interesting and surprising connections between words in the English language, including how one can go from being "gruntled" to "disgruntled" and what salaries have to do with salt.
Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.
The writer behind the popular and humorous blog Inky Fool explores the interesting and surprising connections between words in the English language, including how one can go from being “gruntled” to “disgruntled” and what salaries have to do with salt. Original. 50,000 first printing.