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  • CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

    CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A Yearbook of Forgotten Words
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    ISBN: 9781783964390
    Title: CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES : A Yearbook of Forgotten Words
    Author: JONES PAUL ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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

    Imprint: ELLIOTT AND THOMPSON
    RRP: $19.99

    • Price: $19.99
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