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500 Years of New Words The Fascinating Story of How, When, and Why Hundreds of Your Favourite Words First Entered the English Language

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ISBN-10: 1550025252

ISBN-13: 9781550025255

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bill Sherk

List price: $21.99
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500 Years of New Words takes you on an exciting journey through the English language from the days before Shakespeare to the first decade of the 21st century. All the main entries are arranged not alphabetically by in chronological order based on the earliest known year that each word was printed or written down. Beginning with 'America' in 1507 and spanning the centuries to 'Marsiphobiphiliac' in 2004 (a person who would love to go to Mars but is afraid of being marooned there), this book can be opened at any page and the reader will discover a dazzling array of linguistic delights. In other words, this book is unputdownable (the main entry for 1947). If Shakespeare were alive today, he…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Bill Sherk is one of Canada's leading authorities on old automobiles. He is a feature writer for "Old Autos" newspaper and the recipient of an "Outstanding" award from the Antique Automobile Club of America for his work as a Canadian automobile historian. In 23, Dundurn Press published his bestselling illustrated book, "6 Years Behind the Wheel: The Cars We Drove in Canada, 19-196".

Foreword
The 1500s
The 1600s
The 1700s
The 1800s
The 1900s and Beyond