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Published: 13 December 2007

240 Pages | numerous line drawings


ISBN: 9780195427080

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Six Words You Never Knew Had Something To Do With Pigs

And Other Fascinating Facts about the Language From Canada's Word Lady

Katherine Barber

  • The entertaining histories of over 400 of the commonest words in English
  • Many words culled from interviews first aired on CBC Radio 1
  • Entries arranged thematically by season
  • Written in a witty, conversational style that will captivate anyone
  • Humorous line illustrations throughout