The Chronology of Words & Phrases: A Thousand Years in the History of English

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Columbus's discovery of America introduced to Europe new foodstuffs such as chilli and chocolate - and the words that describe them. The Normans invented the feudal system and curfews, while the flourishing of Dutch art in the 17th century introduced easel, etching and landscapes. The American Civil War gave us the grapevine and the Korean War, brainwashing.

The Chronology of Words & Phrases: A Thousand Years in the History of English 2001, Kyle Cathie Limited

ISBN-13: 9781856264143

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