Bagels Bumf & Buses
A Day in the Life of the English LanguageBook - 2019 | First edition.
Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the reader on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities - getting up, going to work, eating meals - have surprisingly fascinating histories.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: 422 HOROBIN
Characteristics: viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Bagels bumf and buses