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Etymology


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Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms (60 Edition)
Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms (60 Edition)
by Donald J. Borror
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One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots... (read more)

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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
by Mark Forsyth
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Do you wake up feeling rough? Then youre philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? Thats fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just dont... (read more)

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Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases
Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases
by Webb Garrison
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The Fascinating stories behind over 600 everyday words and phrases such as... Shindig - A veteran square dance caller will tell you that bruised shins result from the swigging feet of beginning dancers. A dance that leaves telltale marks on the lower... (read more)

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Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words
Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words
by John Bemelmans Marciano
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An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. Eponymous, adj. Giving ones name to a person, place, or thing. Anonymous... (read more)

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Northstar 4: Listening and Speaking - Text Only (3RD 09 Edition)
Northstar 4: Listening and Speaking - Text Only (3RD 09 Edition)
by Tess Ferree
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Northstar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands — Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking — provide a fully... (read more)

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide
The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide
by James R. Hurford
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The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism
The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism
by James Geary
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For lovers of words and seekers of wisdom, a lively history of aphorisms--the oldest written art form--and the intriguing people who have penned them, from the Buddha to Emily Dickinson.... (read more)

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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
by Roy Blount
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“If everybodys first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic . . . that wed hardly notice.” —Chris Tucker, The Dallas Morning News After... (read more)

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New Joys of Yiddish Updated Edition
New Joys of Yiddish Updated Edition
by Leo Rosten
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Enjoy the most comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. With the recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of life... (read more)

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Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins
Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins
by William Morris
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< P> The first Edition of the < i> Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins< /i> detailed the fascinating and little known stories behind thousands of words and phrases that we use every day. In this new edition, William and Mary... (read more)

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Top Notch Fundamentals - With CD (2ND 11 Edition)
Top Notch Fundamentals - With CD (2ND 11 Edition)
by Saslow
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The Top Notch Fundamentals Student's Book and Workbook Pack  make English unforgettable through multiple exposures to language, numerous opportunities to practice it, and systematic and intensive recycling. Goals- and achievement-based lessons... (read more)

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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
by Robert K. (edt) Barnhart
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This fascinating dictionary explores the development of over 25,000 English words.... (read more)

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What in the Word?
What in the Word?
by Charles Harrington Elster
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Are you so sure about the plural of "octopus" or the difference between "i.e." and "e.g."? Do you know which word in the English language has the most definitions, or who put the H in Jesus H. Christ? If you don't, be assured that Charles Harrington... (read more)

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
by John Mcwhorter
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A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we... (read more)

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Presupposition & the Delimitation of Semantics
Presupposition & the Delimitation of Semantics
by Ruth M. Kempson
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In this book, first published in 1975, Dr Kempson argues that previous work on presupposition - whether in philosophy or linguistics - has been mistakenly based on a conflation of two different disciplines: semantics, the study of the meanings assigned... (read more)

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Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: A Book of Eponyms: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day
Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: A Book of Eponyms: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day
by Martin Hannan
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From a Harvey Wallbanger to a Caesar Salad, this entertaining and informative book is packed with eponyms from across the worlds of literature, history, medicine, religion, politics, science, nature, and cuisine Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was... (read more)

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The Caudills: An Etymological, Ethnological, & Genealogical Study
The Caudills: An Etymological, Ethnological, & Genealogical Study
by Lochlainn Seabrook
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The Caudills are one of America 's largest and most historically interesting families. Originating in the South in the early 1700s, they have today spread out across nearly all fifty states, playing a vital role in the settling of America, from... (read more)

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Life Skills and Test Prep 4 (09 Edition)
Life Skills and Test Prep 4 (09 Edition)
by Dawn Furushima
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Life skills and Test Prep 2, the companion student text, provides through practice of life skills and is linked to the unit themes and vocabulary of Center Stage. Center Stage is a four-level, four-skills course that supports student learning and... (read more)

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Focus on Grammar 2 - Workbook (4TH 12 Edition)
Focus on Grammar 2 - Workbook (4TH 12 Edition)
by Samuela Eckstut-didier
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This pack consists of the Focus on Grammar 2 Student Book with a MyEnglishLab access code and Workbook 2.   Focus on Grammar maintains the proven pedagogy that makes it the most popular contextualized grammar series worldwide. Its unique four-step... (read more)

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Only in Canada, You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language
Only in Canada, You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language
by Katherine Barber
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Only in Canada You Say highlights more than 1,200 words and phrases that are unique to our neighbors to the north. Did you know, for example, that there are 17 Canadian words for ice! Organized thematically, Only in Canada You Say covers Canadian English... (read more)

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