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Word myths

debunking linguistic urban legends

by David Wilton

  • 73 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology,
  • Language and languages -- Folklore

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.

    StatementDavid Wilton; illustrated by Ivan Brunetti.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1584 .W55 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 221 p. :
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3290574M
    ISBN 100195172841
    LC Control Number2004005598

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Reviewed in the United States on Septem Verified Purchase. This is a truly wonderful book if you enjoy understanding the origins of many common cliche' by: 5. He is the author of Word Word myths book Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends (Oxford Univ. Press, ).

He is also the author of two recent articles in Verbatim magazine: A Hoagie By Any Other Name, on the various names for the sandwich (XXVIII/3, Autumn ) and Journols Boffo Lingo: The Slang of Daily Dave Wilton is an independent researcher in /5. Word Myths Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends David Wilton.

Do you believe that Ring Around the Rosie refers to the Black Death. Or that Eskimos have 50 (or ) words for "snow". Or that "Posh" is an acronym for "Port Out, Starboard Home".

If so, you badly need this book. "Word Myths" covers such diverse topics as whether picnic refers to a Southern lynching party, whether pumpernickel has something to do with Napoleon's horse, and whether a tinker's damn should really be spelled ticker's dam.

Most cases in the book are 5/5(5). "This fascinating collection of myths about word origins should be a joy to read."-Don McCreary, Department of English, University of Georgia. User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Chapters separate misetymologies by kind, including The Perils of Political Correctness (picnics have nothing to do with lynchings), Posh, Phat Pommies (the problems of bacronyming--the desire to make every word into an acronym), and CANOE (which stands for the Conspiracy to Attribute Nautical Origins to Everything).Word Myths corrects long 5/5(1).

Of course, the first book on the list is Word Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends, by David Wilton, Oxford University Press, The paperback version is just out and and if you haven’t picked up a copy already, now is the time to do it.

Next up is a pair of books by linguist David Crystal. The first is: txtng: the gr8 db8. Oxford. Whether from French or Latin usage, English adopted the word "mythology" in the fifteenth century, at first in the sense 'the exposition of a myth or myths; the interpretation of fables; a book of such expositions'.

The word is first attested in John Lydgate's Troy Book of c. From Lydgate until the seventeenth or eighteenth century. Welsh mythology consists of both folk traditions developed in Wales, and traditions developed by the Celtic Britons elsewhere before the end of the first millennium.

As in most of the predominantly oral societies of prehistoric Britain, Welsh mythology and history were recorded orally by specialists such as druids (Welsh: derwyddon).This oral record has been lost or altered as a result of. The book is aimed at the layperson and attempts to convey linguistic “truths” and smash popular myths about the nature of language and how it changes.

McWhorter does a superb job of taking what should be an impossibly broad topic, the history of language—all language—and distilling it down into a small number of discrete principles of.

Myth definition, a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

See more. Overall I would recommend this book, especially if you're interested in mythology. Just be aware that there are many different interpretations of myths, and the ones that are in this book may not be the most well known.

Additionally I'm not sure if they cut out some parts /5(16). Myth definition is - a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.

How to use myth in a sentence. myth and urban myth. Get this from a library. Word myths: debunking linguistic urban legends. [David Wilton; Ivan Brunetti] -- This well-structured trawl through linguistic urban legends serves to set the etymological record straight.

Using history, chronology and linguistics as primary tools, the author debunks the folklore. A Book of Myths () by Jean Lang Title, preface, table of contents, list of illustrations, etc.

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