ISBN 9788129118196,A2Z Book Of Word Origins

A2Z Book Of Word Origins


Terry O Brien


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118196

ISBN-10 812911819X


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)


Where do words come from? How and when were they invented? Why are there they invented? Why are there so many different languages? Why do many languages share the same or similar words for the same things? The answers to all these questions lie in the study of etymology. This concerns the roots of words and how the sounds and spellings, as well as the meanings, have evolved over time. How did 'lollypops' get their name? (In the northern part of England, "lolly' means "tongue')Useful for reference and fun for browsing, A2Z Book of word Origins is also an interesting way to expand vocabulary and enjoy doing it. This book gives a history of the words, expressions and cliches we use About The Author: Terry O'Brien is an academician by vocation and a passionate quiz enthusiast by avocation. His leit-motif is the igniting of quizzing instinct and an aptitude to develop the 3rs of learning - Read. Record. Recall. He is a Trainers Trainer and a motivational speaker. He has written several books. His flair for writing and speaking come naturally to him