Treacle, Toast and Tweed ... English Word Origins for Language Lovers

Treacle, Toast and Tweed ... English Word Origins for Language Lovers

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A fascinating guide to the origins of English language words from acne and aubergine, through hooligan and mall to treacle, toast, tweed and more. A book for language lovers.Whether this is any longer true is open to question, as anyone who has ever been practically knocked over by a crowd of ... There is a positive glut of them on television and a fair number of people regularly indulge in pub quizzes. ... used in American English specifically to refer to asking students a series of questions requiring short factual answers with a view to assessing their knowledge of a subject.


Title:Treacle, Toast and Tweed ... English Word Origins for Language Lovers
Author: Betty Kirkpatrick
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-08-05
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