The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities
A Yearbook of Forgotten Words
(Hardcover)

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A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered.; Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language.; 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day; 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt; 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation; 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea; 24 December doniferous (adj.) carrying a gift; Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year.

AuthorPaul Anthony Jones
BindingHardcover
EAN9781783963584
FormatImport
ISBN1783963581
Height575 mm
Length878 mm
Width154 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages384
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-10-19
PublisherElliott & Thompson Limited
StudioElliott & Thompson Limited
Sales Rank176356

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