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  1. says:

    35 out of 5 stars A really interesting book especially if you’re intersted in language 😍 It’s uite fun to read up on all these expressions 👌🏻

  2. says:

    To start with I'd like to point out that really wanted to like this book The title captured my attention instantly this it I'll now have access to the top secret information on words and idioms that left me bemused and discombobulated I cannot possibly tell you how many times I heard the wise pub folk share stores of port out starboard home and fornicate under kings consent just to name a few And I always doubted the au

  3. says:

    For the entire time I borrowed this book I thought the title was Posh which was weird but then again it is one o

  4. says:

    This is one of the most accessible and well written books on popular etymology I have read uinion lays out his intentions early on to establish the true origins of puzzling words and phrases as far as possible and to debunk the kinds of myth that routinely do the rounds in emails If true explanations are often less ‘colourful’ there is still great enjoyment to be gained from uinion’s witty perceptive a

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    I have two shelves full of books about the English language Each is different each has its own strengths weaknesses and uirks Michael uinion’s book is one of those to which I turn if I’m looking for some insight into common language mythsThe issue of accuracy and authenticity is one I’ll leave for the experts I don

  6. says:

    A book about words A book with stories about words Of course I had to buy it And I had the intension to read it but I gave up after the letter G Yes the stories are fascinating some of them But not fascinating to read I thought there

  7. says:

    I have read a few books on etymology now and I feel this one by far has been the best one I have found that many of them are full of inaccurate explanations to the point whereby they are just furthering 'folk etymology' Having read this book I have come to a few conclusions phrases and words used in the English language have long weird and often obscure origins most of which we don't know A lot of the origins c

  8. says:

    I eat up almost any book related to etymology Since at least half of this book is devoted to documenting the myths surrounding the featured words uinlon seems to say that sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination and overall

  9. says:

    Certainly well researched For the research alone I give it a 5 However it just sucked the fun out of those legendary word origins we've heard over the years Ex raining cats and dogs copper crapper posh etc Although I'm most always for knowledge ignorance is definitely entertaining in this case for me at least Th

  10. says:

    This is an alphabetized list of where interesting phrases and words come from Not one to read cover to cover but great for looking up things you've always wondered about Basically the author tells us where everyone says a word comes from and then tells us where it really came from if anyone knows The general rule is if you've heard an inte

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