The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two : The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Words

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The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two : The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Words

  • Plume(2007/10発売)
  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 180 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780452288614
  • DDC分類 422

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       ix
Hidden Lives of Everyday Words 1 (10)
Didn't You Just Make This Up? 11 (8)
Tasty Words 19 (12)
People Who Became Words 31 (12)
There Is Even a Word for That 43 (12)
Fictional Characters Who Came Alive 55 (10)
You Have Changed! 65 (8)
Dickensian Characters Who Became Words 73 (10)
Words to Describe People: Insults 83 (8)
Streets That Became Metaphors 91 (6)
How Do You Measure the Warmth of Clothes? 97 (12)
Places That Became Words 109(14)
Lexicographer, There Is a Fly in My 123(8)
Language!
Words About Words and Languages 131(12)
It's All a Myth 143(14)
Ultimately We Are All Related: The Story of 157(8)
Indo-European
These Sound Good---Let's Copy Them! 165(5)
Answers to Puzdes 170(7)
Acknowledgments 177(1)
Index of Terms 178