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Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of The Year

Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of The Year

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Susie Dent 

From the real Jack the Lad to the theatrically literal story behind stealing someone's thunder, from tartle (forgetting someone's name at the very moment you need it) to snaccident (the unintentional eating of an entire packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is a brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable stories, fascinating facts, and surprising etymologies tied to every day of the year.

You'll never be lost for words again.

Pubished by John Murray