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  1. says:

    35 out of 5 stars A really interesting book especially if you’re intersted in language 😍 It’s uite fun to read up on all these expressions 👌🏻

  2. says:

    To start with I'd like to point out that really wanted to like this book The title captured my attention instantly this it I'll now have access to the top secret information on words and idioms that left me bemused and discombobulated I cannot possibly tell you how many times I heard the wise pub folk share stores of port out starboard home

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    For the entire time I borrowed this book I thought the title was Posh which was weird but then again it is one of the entries And then I tried to search for the book on GoodreadsPort Out Starboard Home is a mini encyclopedia about various En

  4. says:

    This is one of the most accessible and well written books on popular etymology I have read uinion lays out his intentions early on to establish the true origins of puzzling words and phrases as far as possible and to debunk the kinds of myth that routinely do the rounds in emails If true explanations are often

  5. says:

    I have two shelves full of books about the English language Each is different each has its own strengths weaknesses and uirks Michael uinion’s book is one of those to which I turn if I’m looking for some insight into common langua

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    A book about words A book with stories about words Of course I had to buy it And I had the intension to read it but I gave up after the letter G Yes the stories are fascinating some of them But not fascinating to read I thought there would be chapters with stories about a specific subject or family of words but the book is written like an encyclopedia and really they don't make the best reading materialBut it is fun t

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    I have read a few books on etymology now and I feel this one by far has been the best one I have found that many of them are full of inaccurate

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    I eat up almost any book related to etymology Since at least half of this book is devoted to documenting the myths surrounding the fe

  9. says:

    Certainly well researched For the research alone I give it a 5 However it just sucked the fun out of those legendary word origins we've heard over the years Ex raining cats and dogs copper crapper posh etc Although I'm most always for knowledge ignorance is definitely entertaining in this case for me at least

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Can it really be true that 'golf' stands for 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden' Or that 'rule of thumb' comes from an archaic legal principle that a man may chastise his wife but only with a rod no thicker than his thumb These and hundreds of other stor For the entire time I borrowed this book I thought the title was Posh which was weird but then again it is one of the entries And then I tried to search for the book on GoodreadsPort Out Starboard Home is a mini encyclopedia about various English words and phrases the fancy term for this is called etymology It s arranged in alphabetical order and there are cross references for related words In each entry the author talks about the different folk etymologies there are and which is the true origin if there s anyI found this book to be really interesting I haven t heard of most of these folk etymologies so they were all new to me I haven t really considered the origins of words before and as I read I was thinking we should have a competition to see who can make up the most plausible story for a certain word that we can draw at random and see who can come closest to the truth Disclaimer I was inspired by the book No More Naughty where to learn the meaning of words the children were asked to make up their own definitions first and vote for the most plausible sounding oneIf you re wondering about the origins of some of your favourite words or at least some theories about the origins of the word you should give this book a go It s a light hearted and readable book And since it s educational that s got to have some bonus pointsThis review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile Enséñame más it really be true that 'golf' stands for 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden' Or that 'rule of thumb' comes from an archaic legal principle that a man may chastise his wife but only with a rod no thicker than his thumb These and hundreds of other stor For the entire time I borrowed this book I thought the title was Posh which was weird but then again Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set is one of the entries And then I tried to search for the book on GoodreadsPort Out Starboard Home The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase is a mini encyclopedia about various English words and phrases the fancy term for this The Tunnel is called etymology It s arranged Secretos del Cosmos in alphabetical order and there are cross references for related words In each entry the author talks about the different folk etymologies there are and which The Secret Treasons is the true origin مريض الوهم if there s anyI found this book to be really The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death interesting I haven t heard of most of these folk etymologies so they were all new to me I haven t really considered the origins of words before and as I read I was thinking we should have a competition to see who can make up the most plausible story for a certain word that we can draw at random and see who can come closest to the truth Disclaimer I was ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, inspired by the book No More Naughty where to learn the meaning of words the children were asked to make up their own definitions first and vote for the most plausible sounding oneIf you re wondering about the origins of some of your favourite words or at least some theories about the origins of the word you should give this book a go It s a light hearted and readable book And since Doctor y campeón it s educational that s got to have some bonus pointsThis review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile

Summary Port Out Starboard Home

Port Out Starboard Home

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Ies are commonly told and retold whenever people meet They grow up in part because expressions are often genuinely mysterious Why for example are satisfying meals 'suare' rather than any other shape And how did anyone ever come up with the idea that if This is one of the most accessible and well written books on popular etymology I have read uinion lays out his intentions early on to establish the true origins of puzzling words and phrases as far as possible and to debunk the kinds of myth that routinely do the rounds in emails If true explanations are often less colourful there is still great enjoyment to be gained from uinion s witty perceptive accounts and the reader feels satisfied that every entry has been researched rigorously and intelligently