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“A dangling modifier walks into a bar …” | Macmillan

“A dangling modifier walks into a bar …” | Macmillan | World of Words | Scoop.it
You may be familiar with the not-very-funny jokes based on the old formula “someone/something walks into a bar…”. They usually involve a play on words, as
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alphabet origins - cryptcracker

Around the fourteenth century B.C.E., a cuneiform alphabet was devised for writing West Semitic language on clay, but after a few hundred years this was ousted by the Phoenician linear alphabet (the stylized version of the ...

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In senior word games, 104-year-old is one to beat - Boston.com

In senior word games, 104-year-old is one to beat - Boston.com | World of Words | Scoop.it
In senior word games, 104-year-old is one to beat
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Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com

Atlas of True Names USA, Canada & British Isles | KalMedia.com | World of Words | Scoop.it

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on these four fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.


Etymology, (OGr. etymon “true sense” and logos “speech, oration, discourse, word”) is the study of the origin and history of words.

For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names – with intriguing results...


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This is fascinating... makes me want to revisit places in the U.S.!

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