The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
January 08, 2019
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681778945
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About the Author

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer, etymologist, and language blogger. He is the author of several British books on trivia and language, including the widely acclaimed Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities. He has contributed to the Guardian, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Mental Floss and BBC Radio 4's The World at One, and he also runs @HaggardHawks, the hugely popular language-based Twitter account and YouTube channel. A piano teacher and musician, he lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Reviews

These surprising word stories show how definitions of even everyday terms appear then disappear, expand and contract, and develop and distort, making for pleasurable reading, especially owing to the author's lightheartedly learned style. Recommended for word buffs and those interested in language change.