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The Etymologicon
(Unabridged)
Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out... The Etymologicon ...
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Do you know why...

...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier?

You're about to find out...

The Etymologicon (e-t?-'mä-lä-ji-kän) is:
  • Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor
  • Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge
  • Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive
The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from "gruntled" to "disgruntled"; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers "money for salt"; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

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