The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words

The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words

Justin Cord Hayes


This e-book is awesome awful!

Did you recognize that "awful" first originated as a praise? How concerning the indisputable fact that it was once completely advantageous for somebody to defecate of their front room? Or that at one time a bully used to be truly a sweetheart?

You might imagine that this stuff sound outlandish, yet countless numbers of years in the past, the phrases "awful," "defecate," and "bully" intended whatever fullyyt various than what we all know at the present time. The unforeseen Evolution of Language unearths the origins of 208 daily phrases and the attention-grabbing tales at the back of their shift in meaning.

Arranged in alphabetical order, you are going to get pleasure from uncovering the backstories to phrases like:

  • Awful - beneficial of appreciate or worry; inspiring awe
  • Bimbo - slang for a silly, inconsequential man
  • Defecate - to purify; cleanse
  • Invest - to dress; to dress
  • Nice - silly; stupid
  • Relay - looking time period which means clean pack of hounds

From "aftermath" and "sophisticated" to "empty" and "prestige," you are going to aboslutely love seeing simply what sort of harm time has performed to the English language.

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