Ntc's Dictionary of Word Origins (NTC Business Books)

  • Publish Date: 1994-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Adrian Room

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Acorn has nothing to do with corn . So many of the words we use and take for granted have no bearing on what their spellings suggest they were derived from. Word scholars and general readers alike will find this collection of the origins of nearly 1200 words fascinating. The book offers hours of satisfying reading and is an indispensable reference for anyone curious about the English language.

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