The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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 – ma-la-ji-kan is: Witty wi-t: Full of clever humor Erudite er- – d t: 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.”

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