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In this fascinating book Craig Carver explains the etymologies of more than 750 words in order of their entrance into the English language. The author explodes many myths about out language and uses the latest scholarship in this highly readable compendium. Line drawings.

History of English in Its Own Words 1992, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780062720337

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A History of English in Its Own Words 1991, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780062700131