A fascinating guide to the origins of English language words from acne and aubergine, through hooligan and mall to treacle, toast, tweed and more. A book for language lovers.Whether this is any longer true is open to question, as anyone who has ever been practically knocked over by a ... In the early nineteenth century queue began to be used in British English in the sense of a line of people waiting for something, but it failed to become common in American English, ... There is a positive glut of them on television and a fair number of people regularly indulge in pub quizzes.
|Title||:||Treacle, Toast and Tweed ... English Word Origins for Language Lovers|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-08-05|