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Amazing Words: A Journey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

 
Phil Cousineau (Author)
Synopsis

Who knew that the word “baksheesh” stems from the Persian word “bakshidan” which means to give or forgive? By exploring the delightful stories behind the 250 words in this book, readers are lured by language and entwined in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity. The English poet W. H. Auden was once asked to teach a poetry class, and when 200 students applied to study with him, he only had room for 20 of them. When asked how he chose his students, he said he picked the ones who actually loved words. So too, with Amazing Words – it takes a special wordcatcher to create a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins, and any word lover will relish the stories that Cousineau has discovered.  

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Bibliographic information

Title Amazing Words: A Journey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words
Format Softcover
Date published: 08.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388423618
length 332p.