Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins: New Edition 2013

Paperback | June 4, 2013

byJohn Ayto

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This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious,"yucky", and "mind-boggling" words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and languagereference tool. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools.

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This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious,"yucky", and "mind-boggling" words, and a full t...

John Ayto is a professional lexicographer and author.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.93 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192733745

ISBN - 13:9780192733740

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