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Harpercollins Books

Books editi da Harpercollins con argomento English Language Etymology

Hot for Words

Hot for Words

Orlova Marina 
edizioni Harpercollins collana Harpercollins (Paperback), 2009

Intelligence is sexy. Good morning, dear students, and welcome to my favorite class: philology, or the love of words. For me, nothing is more seductive than a good word origin story. I can't get enough. I mean, have you ever wondered what the word "cocktail" has to do with drinks? Or whether "hussy" was always...

€ 13,50
Labels for Locals

Labels for Locals

Dickson Paul 
edizioni Harpercollins collana Harpercollins (Paperback), 2006

In our globally interconnected age, misnaming where someone is from or the cultural group to which they belong often constitutes more than a harmless social gaffe. Labels for Locals provides guidance on the preferred, and sometimes disdained, names for selected locales, cities, regions, countries, and ethnic groups...

€ 13,30
Red Herrings And White Elephants

Red Herrings And White Elephants

Jack Albert  Page Ann (ILT) 
edizioni Harpercollins collana Harpercollins (Hardcover), 2006

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from? From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with hundreds of common idioms borrowed from ancient traditions and...

€ 15,00
Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, And Spuds

Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, And Spuds

Quinion Michael 
edizioni Harpercollins collana Harpercollins (Paperback), 2006

The cat's pajamas, the bee's knees, and the whole nine yards rolled into one, this true feast for word lovers skewers commonly accepted word-origin myths and etymological folktales. Writing with flair and authority, word maven and Oxford English Dictionary contributor Michael Quinion shows us that the real story behind...

€ 13,70
Labels for Locals

Labels for Locals

Dickson Paul 
edizioni Harpercollins collana Harpercollins (Paperback), 2006

In our globally interconnected age, misnaming where someone is from or the cultural group to which they belong often constitutes more than a harmless social gaffe. Labels for Locals provides guidance on the preferred, and sometimes disdained, names for selected locales, cities, regions, countries, and ethnic groups...

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€ 13,30