[E–book] The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words

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  • The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words
  • Anu Garg
  • English
  • 28 August 2020
  • 9780452288614

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review The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Anu Garg S behind than 300 words names and terms For any devoted philomath a lover of learnin. I am normally all about dictionaries of obscure words Sometimes I think it s best to skip the poetry or prose altogether and sink teeth right into the juicy stuff the stories of words before we start meddling by crafting our own stories with them Or perhaps it s that the best writing reveals all the facets and history of words we normally forget and does so in an emotionally compelling wayEither way Garg s book doesn t make good on its promise Over the course of almost two hundred pages I learned at most three useful words everything else was either already in common enough usage that this loser employs them on the daily and have Latin roots obvious enough you could probably make a guess good enough for a GRE problem or far often words that were actually obscure enough that they can t be used in contemporary conversation or writing Not even interesting words that get at something specific that others lack just long or Latinate words one would use to prove one could use them Those people are Sesuipedalians by the way and very much deserve their own termMost irritating I think are Garg s self satisfied introductions to chapters in which he builds up the mystery of the English language and prepares for a big reveal which never comes This is probably a lesson I should take to heart myself that relishing the words should be apparent in their usage which will speak for itself and not rhapsodized over at great lengths Because nobody cares really we just want the thought or in this case the words Tracking Globalization right into the juicy stuff the stories of words before we start meddling by crafting our own stories with them Or perhaps it s that the best writing The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit roots obvious enough you could probably make a guess good enough for a GRE problem or far often words that were actually obscure enough that they can t be used in contemporary conversation or writing Not even interesting words that get at something specific that others lack just long or Latinate words one would use to prove one could use them Those people are Sesuipedalians by the way and very much deserve their own termMost irritating I think are Garg s self satisfied introductions to chapters in which he builds up the mystery of the English language and prepares for a big The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 reveal which never comes This is probably a lesson I should take to heart myself that Nation as Mother relishing the words should be apparent in their usage which will speak for itself and not Provenzalische Verwicklungen rhapsodized over at great lengths Because nobody cares Things to leave behind really we just want the thought or in this case the words

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review The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Anu Garg G this anthology of entertaining etymology is an ideal way to have fun with language. Want to know what the word easel and a Dutch donkey have in common Or what to call the sweet smell after the first spring rain Or why if you tell a Frenchman you re blessed he ll probably run for some gauze Then this is the book for you my word nerd friends Written by the creator of the AWordADay e newsletter this gleeful guide to all things etymological explores the hidden lives and strange origins of seemingly ordinary and not so seemingly ordinary words Thankfully the book s author keeps all that information which could easily become as musty and dusty as an old book binding fun and fresh by maintaining an upbeat tone and peppering his text with 77 uestions of wordplay and trivia He also divides his information into themed chapters with cutesy headings such as Dickensian Characters Who Became Words Streets That Became Metaphors Words to Describe People Insults It s All a Myth Lexicographer There Is a Fly in My LanguageThe end result An etymology book that s actually entertaining or at least as entertaining as an etymology book can ever be All in all a pretty fun read Who the hell is still doing e newsletters Seriously The Legend of Parshu Raam rain Or why if you tell a Frenchman you A Place In The Shade re blessed he ll probably 13 Sculptures Children Should Know result An etymology book that s actually entertaining or at least as entertaining as an etymology book can ever be All in all a pretty fun The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition read Who the hell is still doing e newsletters Seriously

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review The Dord the Diglot and an Avocado or Two The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not So Common Words Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB free download ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Anu Garg This collection features some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origin. Liked this little book lots Filled with trivia strange words and their history I don t think I ll forget that in English 40 ist the only number that has all its letters in alphabetical order Am I going to check it No wayMy favourite wordsdord the proof that editors do miss the mark sometimes gamp a big umbrellamogigraphia writer s cramp Used to have that often when in university I tried to keep up in writing with the professor s speech thank you ma am a bump or depression in roadand gadzookery use of archaic words or expressionsThese are not all that surprized me made me smile or even laugh out loud They are just a handful that stood out