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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language - Mark Forsyth

bookshelves: published-2011, radio-4, winter-20112012, nonfiction

Read from December 21 to 23, 2011

 

 THEME TUNE _ Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Abridged by Jane Marshall.

A circular stroll through the fascinating and amusing connections of the English language by the author of the popular Inky Fool blog, Mark Forsyth.

In the first episode the glorious insanities of our language are explored as a turn up for the books starts a chain reaction which leads to gambling in medieval France, the link between gonads and testifying by oath and the derivation of the word avocado.

Read by Hugh Dennis.

Produced by Jane Marshall A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

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