Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins The Curious Twists and Turns of the Cool and Weird Words We Use by John Ayto
  

Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins The Curious Twists and Turns of the Cool and Weird Words We Use

Written by John Ayto
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Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins The Curious Twists and Turns of the Cool and Weird Words We Use by John Ayto

With headwords in colour, and quirky character illustrations, this dictionary recounts the absorbing and fascinating history of thousands of words. This new edition takes a fresh look at the cool and curious words we use, and tells the stories of where words come from, whether they are to do with food, the supernatural, fashion, invented words, or words from the 80s, 90s, and noughties. Who ate the first sandwich? Where does abracadabra come from? Would you really be spooked by a zombie? John Ayto, top word expert entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary.

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Format

Hardback
512 pages

Author

John Ayto
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Publisher


www.oup.com

Publication date

21st May 2009

ISBN

9780199112210


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