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Every Word Tells A Story: An Extraordinary A to Z of Etymological Exploratio

Author: Tom Read Wilson.

Every Word Tells A Story: An Extraordinary A to Z of Etymological Exploratio

Author: Tom Read Wilson.

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Item #: D33607
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Words & Pictures
ISBN: 9780711277533
Did you know that the word "daisy" comes from the Old English d?ges eage, meaning "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk? Who are bloomers named for? And why does "easel" derive from a Dutch word for a donkey? Ian Morris uses watercolor and ink for his funny and expressive illustrations of these words, and Tom Read Wilson takes reader... More
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Did you know that the word "daisy" comes from the Old English d?ges eage, meaning "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk? Who are bloomers named for? And why does "easel" derive from a Dutch word for a donkey? Ian Morris uses watercolor and ink for his funny and expressive illustrations of these words, and Tom Read Wilson takes readers 9 to 12 on a rip-roaring tour through the surprising origins of some of the most amusing words in the English language.


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