Forgotten English

Auteur: Jeffrey Kacirk
Taal: Engels
Forgotten English
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780688166366
  • Druk: 1
  • februari 1999
  • 256 pagina's
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Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings. For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household events, and that our ancestors had a saint for hangover sufferers, St. Bibiana, a fact pertinent to the word bibulous. Each selection is accompanied by literary excerpts demonstrating the word's usage, from sources such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, and Benjamin Franklin. Entertaining as well as educational, Forgotten English is a fascinating addition to word lovers' books.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
1999-02-17
Afmetingen
22,2 x 14,6 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Jeffrey Kacirk
Uitgever
HarperCollins Publishers Inc

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9780688166366

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Extra groot lettertype
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NUR code
616
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1999-02-17
Thema Qualifier Code
2ACB
Thema Subject Code
WZ

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