Semantic Antics

How and Why Words Change Meaning

by Sol Steinmetz

Hardcover, 272 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase

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Semantic Antics
How and Why Words Change Meaning
Sol Steinmetz

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Book Summary

In a guide to the complexities of the English language for vocabulary buffs, a noted lexicographer presents an entertaining and informative study of etymology that examines how common English words that started out with one meaning have evolved into something totally different. 12,500 first printing.