The book arrived sooner than anticipated and in great condition. The book is a fun read and opens your eyes up to the world of words. Very interesting and leaves you wanting to learn more. Great purchase for anyone who loves to learn
The origins of words is something I find fascinating but maybe not everyone does. I think that Mark Forsyth gets that and has obviously done his homework to come up with a way to make linguistics a fun read for those who don't work with words. Each entry links to the one before and after. It's just wild how he does this without getting bogged down in some sort of Escher-style maze with no end in sight.
Plus the word choices are not all on some Eurocentric track nor stuck in the two most English of English-speaking nations (the Land of Eng and the United States of A). You have to laugh at some of the English and how the origins of words get mangled and twisted often far from their original roots.