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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language - Community Reviews back

by Mark Forsyth
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
TITLE: The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language AUTHOR: Mark Forsyth DATE PUBLISHED: 2011 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781848313071 ____________________________ DESCRIPTION: "The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
This book took me FOREVER to finish, and not because it was bad, boring or dense. It took me forever because I couldn't read more than a paragraph without having to stop and read it aloud to MT, much to his amusement and increasing irritation, so I found myself avoiding it for stretches at a time s...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 5 years ago
Mark Forsyth’s Etymologicon is exactly the kind of smart funny distraction I needed after wading through the romance novel box set from hell. I’ve read this before, and it’s followup, but there’s so very much packed into them, that I can and probably will read them a dozen more times. This is effe...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: published-2011, radio-4, winter-20112012, nonfiction Read from December 21 to 23, 2011 THEME TUNE _ Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The GrapevineAbridged by Jane Marshall.A circular stroll through the fascinating and amusing connections of the English language by the author of the...
staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it 7 years ago
Entertaining and informative, although someone that isn't interested in etymology might find it somewhat dull. It's not dry at all though, plenty of jokes and witty commentary throughout.
halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it 7 years ago
I like books on words and language, and lots of them that I have read can be a bit dry. But this one isn't.Forsyth has a way with words that makes you smile, and in this book he leads the reader on a meander through the words and phrases of the English language. Each mini chapter leads onto the next...
Death by Book Avalanche
Death by Book Avalanche rated it 8 years ago
I thought this was a fantastic book! I have learnt many new things about language, as I have always had an interest in the English language I recommend this book to others who also have that interest. This book, I found, was very well researched and the individual chapters flowed very nicely and the...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
THEME TUNE _ Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The GrapevineAbridged by Jane Marshall.A circular stroll through the fascinating and amusing connections of the English language by the author of the popular Inky Fool blog, Mark Forsyth.In the first episode the glorious insanities of our language are ex...
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