Fun with werds


This book’s subtitle is “a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language”.

If you like words, have a curious mind and/or like a bit of history, this book is for you.

It does what it says on the tin. It is a circular tour and ends where it begins. There are connections all the way through.

I learnt so much from this book. I’m aware that a lot of etymology is not actual proven fact and even some of the explanations proffered here may not be 100% guaranteed but you have to be impressed with the breadth of what is offered.

My only slight gripe is with the offered references. Just mentioning that you have used “el mas rapido niño”* ( and that is me extrapolating from his work), does slightly detract from the effect even if you do qualify it with the assertion that you were very careful.

* Wikipedia ( if you want the reason as to why I used what I did, then buy the book)

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