Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

By Horobin, Simon

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9780198832270
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on October 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

Horobin (English, Oxford Univ.) has written a short guide to the etymology of some commonly used English words. In tracing the origin of everyday language—terms used to describe everything from the moment we wake in the morning (the origin of alarm comes from the Italian all'arme "to arms") to evening activit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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