Oxford School Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author: John Ayto
Homepage_9780192733740

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  • : $24.99(NZD)
  • : 9780192733740
  • : Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
  • : Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
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  • : May 2013
  • : 210mm X 148mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.99
  • : March 2013
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  • : John Ayto
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 422.03
  • : Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
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Barcode 9780192733740
9780192733740

Description

This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious, 'yucky', and 'mind-boggling' words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and language reference tool. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

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A fun and informative dictionary on the origins of words