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Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins

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Description for Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins Paperback. This new edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins, now available in paperback, is an engaging, funny, and absorbing history of thousands of words and phrases used in everyday language. It is perfect for additional language reference and helps develop an insight into the words we use every day. Num Pages: 480 pages. BIC Classification: 4KHJ; 5AK; YRD. Category: (E) Primary & Secondary Education. Dimension: 204 x 150 x 23. Weight in Grams: 536.
This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious, 'yucky', and 'mind-boggling' words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and language reference tool. Downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and ... Read more

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"This is an excellent book. As an educator I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing derivations. It is well known that people give up study if they go past a misunderstood word. Clearing the word enables the person to continue understanding the text, and clearing the origin/derivation of the word help the person retain the definition as knowledge."

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