Michael Quinion {Pdf epub} Port Out Starboard Home


10 thoughts on “Port Out Starboard Home

  1. says:

    35 out of 5 stars A really interesting book especially if you’re intersted in language 😍 It’s uite fun to r

  2. says:

    To start with I'd like to point out that really wanted to like this book The title captured my attention instantly this it I'll now have access to the top secret information on words and idioms that left me bemused and discombobulated I cannot possibly tell you how many times I heard the wise pub folk share stores of port out starboard home and fornicate under kings consent just to name a few And I always doub

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    For the entire time I borrowed this book I thought the title was Posh which was weird but then again it is one of the entries And then I tried to search for the book on GoodreadsPort Out Starboard Home is a mini encyclopedia about various English words and phrases the fancy term for this is called etymology It's arranged in alphabe

  4. says:

    This is one of the most accessible and well written books on popular etymology I have read uinion lays out his intentions early on to establish the true origins of puzzling words and phrases as far as possible and to debunk the kinds of myth t

  5. says:

    I have two shelves full of books about the English language Each is different each has its own strengths weaknesses and uirks Michael uinion’

  6. says:

    A book about words A book with stories about words Of course I had to buy it And I had the intension to read it but I gave up after the letter G Yes the stories are fascinating some of them But not fascinating to read I thought ther

  7. says:

    I have read a few books on etymology now and I feel this one by far has been the best one I have found that many of them are full of inaccurate explanations to the point whereby they are just furthering 'folk etymology' Having read this book I have come to a few conclusions phrases and words used in the English language

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    I eat up almost any book related to etymology Since at least half of this book is devoted to documenting the myths surrounding the featured words uinlon seems to say that sometimes the journey is just as important as the destinatio

  9. says:

    Certainly well researched For the research alone I give it a 5 However it just sucked the fun out of those legendary word origins we've heard over the years Ex raining cats and dogs copper crapper posh etc Althoug

  10. says:

    This is an alphabetized list of where interesting phrases and words come from Not one to read cover to cover but great for looking up things yo

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Port Out Starboard Home

You're competent at something you can 'cut the mustard' Michael uinion here retells many of the bizarre tales and explains their real origins where they're known This is a fascinating treasure trove of fiction and fact for anyone interested in languag. I have read a few books on etymology now and I feel this one by far has been the best one I have found that many of them are full of inaccurate explanations to the point whereby they are just furthering folk etymology Having read this book I have come to a few conclusions phrases and words used in the English language have long weird and often obscure origins most of which we don t know A lot of the origins come from the corruption of words from other languages Also what you think is the right explanation of a word or phrase s origin is than likely wrong This book is written with a touch of dry humour It is often very detailed to the point of making my head spin Reiki A Comprehensive Guide just furthering folk etymology Having read this book I have come to a few conclusions phrases and words used in the English language have long weird and often obscure origins most of which we don t know A lot of the origins come from the corruption of words from other languages Also what you think is the right explanation of a word or phrase s origin is than likely wrong This book is written with a touch of dry humour It is often very detailed to the point of making my head spin

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Can it really be true that 'golf' stands for 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden' Or that 'rule of thumb' comes from an archaic legal principle that a man may chastise his wife but only with a rod no thicker than his thumb These and hundreds of other stor. 35 out of 5 stars A really interesting book especially if you re intersted in language It s uite fun to read up on all these expressions

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Ies are commonly told and retold whenever people meet They grow up in part because expressions are often genuinely mysterious Why for example are satisfying meals 'suare' rather than any other shape And how did anyone ever come up with the idea that if. A book about words A book with stories about words Of course I had to buy it And I had the intension to read it but I gave up after the letter G Yes the stories are fascinating some of them But not fascinating to read I thought there would be chapters with stories about a specific subject or family of words but the book is written like an encyclopedia and really they don t make the best reading materialBut it is fun to look up words at random and read their story It s useful to have around and if you ever need information about the background of some word feel free to ask Or if you are really interested in language buy the book Unless you study linguistics in which case this book may be too inaccurate for you Not that I would find it inaccurate but I don t trust information easily and I don t know the professional reputation of Mr uinion in the linguistics department

  • Hardcover
  • 282
  • Port Out Starboard Home
  • Michael Quinion
  • English
  • 07 August 2017
  • 9780140515343