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The Life of Language free pdf In this fascinating and jargon-free guide, lexicographers Kipfer and Steinmetz reconstruct the births of thousands of words, including infantries, poz, mobs, Soho, dinks, choo choos, frankenfoods, LOL, narcs and perps. This word lover's guide to etymology is written in a fun, informal, and accessible style.

About Sol Steinmetz

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and the author of more than 25 books, including "How it Happens, 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About," and "The Order of Things." Sol Steinmetz is a well-known lexicographer and former editor-in-chief at Random House Reference.

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Author : Sol Steinmetz
Publisher : Random House Reference Publishing
Data Published : 01 July 2006
ISBN : 0375721134
EAN : 9780375721137
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 388 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . In this fascinating and jargon-free guide, lexicographers Kipfer and Steinmetz reconstruct the births of thousands of words, including infantries, poz, mobs, Soho, dinks, choo choos, frankenfoods, L