In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins by Rosalie Baker
- Hardcover: 250 pages
- ISBN-10: 0812627105
- Publisher: Cricket Books; 1St Edition edition (December 26, 2003)
- Language: English
What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve-taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations. Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift. The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.
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