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? 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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Review: The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageUser Review - Nathaniel - Goodreads
I started and finished this book in the same day. That should tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It was both hilarious (Forsyth's dry humor is incredibly fun) and also really interesting. It's ... Read full review
Review: The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageUser Review - Abhinay - Goodreads
Although i found a few parts in the book a tedious read, the overall experience for me was a delectable one. Like i have been doing with books on Etymology, i have summarised a few points that i found ... Read full review