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[1.82 MiB] Wordcatcher books by Phil Cousineau

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Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver," the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers are lured by language and entangled in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity. The English poet W. H. Auden was once asked to teach a poetry class, and when 200 students applied to study with him, he only had room for 20 of them. When asked how he chose his students, he said he picked the ones who actually loved words. So too, with this book — it takes a special wordcatcher to create a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins, and any word lover will relish the stories that Cousineau has discovered.
  • Homo Deus
  • Our Oriental Heritage
  • Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History
  • The True History of Jesus' Birth Death and What It Means To You and Me
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • World History For Dummies
  • The House of Wisdom
  • India After Gandhi Revised and Updated Edition
  • War and Peace and War
  • The Silk Roads
  • Origin Story
  • The Birth of Britain (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
  • The Hiram Key Revisited
  • The Mapmaker's Wife
  • Wonderland
  • The Lessons of History
  • The History Book
  • History's Great Showdowns
  • It's Better Than It Looks
  • Land
  • Bobby Fischer Goes to War
  • Over the Edge of the World
  • Fateful Choices
  • The Code Book