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Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

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  • Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words 
    Title: Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words
    Author: JONES PAUL ANTHONY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Imprint: ELLIOTT & CLARK
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Open the Cabinet to leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation 25 Septembertheic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea 24 Decemberdoniferous (adj.) carrying a gift Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year. “Cracking open its beautifully crafted cover is like peeking into an old, mysterious cabinet … The book's conceit is brilliant, the writing is crisp, and the tales are well-chosen and captivating” – Mashed Radish

    ISBN: 9781783964390
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