Words of a Feather: A Humorous Puzzlement of Etymological Pairs Murray Suid

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Words of a Feather: A Humorous Puzzlement of Etymological Pairs  by  Murray Suid

Words of a Feather: A Humorous Puzzlement of Etymological Pairs by Murray Suid
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Dazzle your friends and family with your knowledge of word origins!Whats the connection between maneuver and manure? Between glamour and grammar? Anger and angina? At first glance, these words seem to have nothing in common, but in fact they areMoreDazzle your friends and family with your knowledge of word origins!Whats the connection between maneuver and manure? Between glamour and grammar? Anger and angina?

At first glance, these words seem to have nothing in common, but in fact they are Words of a Feather, connected by their origins. This cleverly entertaining book explores the shared histories of 150 word pairs (called dual etymologies) to give language lovers of all ages a fun and powerful vocabulary-building education thats sure to impress.Adversary & Advertisement:Both share the same root for turn. An adversary is someone you dont want to turn away from, lest he shoot you in the back. An advertisement makes you turn toward it, so it can sell you something.Affluence & Influence:Its all about flow.

The affluent have a steady flow of cash- the influential have power flow. And if youre Bill Gates, youve got it all.Flatulence & Inflation:Both share the Latin flare, which means to blow, although with inflate, the wind is incoming, a crucial difference.



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