Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

    Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

    A Word Lover's Guide to the Weirdest, Wackiest and Wonkiest Lexical Gems

    Bill Casselman

    Adams 2011

    Paperback 272pp

    9781440506369   Product Code: 88137

    In this potted tour through the nooks and crannies of the English language, renowned etymologist Bill Casselman considers the difference between a petard and a queef, and explains why you might want to avoid a pilliwinks. From nautical slang to sporting cliche to 'words of exquisite rarity', his book - part-lexicon, part rumination - revels in the language's eccentric history.

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