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"...remains the most comprehensive compendium of word and phrase origins available...ideal for both linguists and lay readers. Recommended for English collections and public libraries."

Library Journal

"Not only practical but entertaining as well, this work would complement any standard dictionary. It would prove useful in most librariesparticularly public and undergraduate libraries."


"...an entertaining, informative look at the diversity of influences on the English language. Readers will find plenty to pique their interest..."

School Library Journal

“Highly recommended especially for public library reference collections.”

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