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How well do you know your words? Buxom used to mean obedient A cloud was a rock Raunchy originally meant dirty Brimming with hidden histories and tantalising twists, The Accidental Dictionary tells the extraordinary stories behind ordinary words. Our everyday language is full of surprises; its origins are stranger than you might think. Any word might be knocked and buffeted, subjected to twists and turns, expansions and contractions, happy and unhappy accidents. There are intriguing tales behind even the most familiar terms ...

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The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words 2019, Elliott & Thompson Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781783964383

2nd New edition

Paperback

The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words 2017, Pegasus Books

ISBN-13: 9781681775692

Hardcover

The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words 2016, Elliott & Thompson Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781783962976

Hardcover