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Author Forsyth, Mark, author.

Title The etymologicon: a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language [Hoopla electronic resource] / Mark Forsyth.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Don Hagen.
Summary 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?-'m̃-l̃-ji-kñ) 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject English language -- Etymology. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Hagen, Don, narrator.
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ISBN 9781469028811 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1469028816 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11212751
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