Our next book club will be meeting on Monday 12 July and we will be discussing books with a seafaring theme.
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Title:Nerds, Snotrils, and Ferroequines - A Moderately Reliable History of Interesting Words
Above Average Publishing, Auckland 2017 Ever wondered who invented the word "nerd"? Or why grocers insist on putting apostrophes where they shouldn't be? Did you know there's a name for the thing kids do when they call nostrils "snotrils" (and did you know that birds used to be called brids?) This wonderful 200 page book, the distillation of five years of blogging and newsletter writing by Ken Grace, is a guided tour through the weird and wonderful history, use and abuse of the magnificent edifice we call the English language...
Second hand Paperback