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In this captivating round-the-world jaunt, Paul Anthony Jones reveals the intriguing stories of how 80 different places came to be immortalised in our language. You'll also find out what the Philippines have given to your office in-tray; what an island with more bears than people has given to your liquor cabinet; and how a tiny hamlet in Nottinghamshire became Gotham City. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales and adventures from all over the world - if you know where to look. Added to basket. Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

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But when the Ottomans withdrew from the far south of Arabia in the early s, trade with the rest of the world flourished — and with it, coffee suddenly became a desirable commodity worldwide. This mocha made its debut on coffee-shop menus in My thanks to Alison Menzies for my copy of this book. From the back of the book. What makes a place so memorable that it survives for ever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world jaunt, Paul Anthony Jones reveals the intriguing stories of how 80 different places came to be immortalised in our language.

Surprising and consistently entertaining, this is essential reading for armchair travellers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales and adventures from all over the world — if you know where to look. About the author. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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