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The Elements Of Eloquence: Secrets Of The Perfect Turn Of Phrase

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From the #1 international bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon  comes an education in the art of articulation, from the King James Bible to Katy Perry… From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even…
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example,   do  you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names?…
The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through The Lost Words Of The English Language

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From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller,  The Etymologicon , comes a book of weird words for familiar situations.  The Horologicon  (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged…
A Short History Of Drunkenness
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|January 29, 2019

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Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can…
A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions
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|November 22, 2016

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The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas,…
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through The Hidden Connections Of The English Language

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A Short History Of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, And When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From The Stone…

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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

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**From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon , comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to…
Uma breve história da bebedeira: Como, onde e por que a humanidade tomou umas da Idade da Pedra até…

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Trunkenheit: Der Homo alcoholicus von der Steinzeit bis heute

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Kenntnisreich und berauschend witzig beschreibt Mark Forsyth in seiner feuchtfröhlichen Kulturgeschichte des Betrunkenseins, warum wir evolutionär danach streben, dem Alkohol zuzusprechen. Seriös und voller Enthusiasmus berichtet er von alten Ägyptern mit…