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A to Z English Words With Surprising Origins

In Funny, History, Languages, Trivias, Unique on November 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

A to Z English Words Origins

Henry Hitchings, an etymologist and author of The Secret Life of Words (which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Book Prize this week), presents an A-to-Z of his favourite words that have been absorbed into English from other languages. Funny, awesome as well as surprising origins of some common English words we hear everyday.

Check out all the words below:

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