Stories That Words Tell Us

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2001 - 240 pàgines
Table of Contents:Some Stories of British History Told from English WordsHow We Got Our Christian Names and SurnamesStories in the Names of PlacesNew Names for New PlacesStories in Old London NamesWords Made by Great WritersWords the Bible Has Given UsWords from the Names of PeopleWords from the Names of AnimalsWords from the Names of PlacesPictures in WordsWords from National CharacterWords Made by WarProverbsSlangWords Which Have Changed Their MeaningDifferent Words with the Same Meaning, and the Same Words with Different MeaningsNice Words for Nasty ThingsThe Moral of These Stories
 

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Some Stories of British History told from English Words
7
how we got our christian names AND Surnames
21
Stories in the Names of Places
39
New Names for New Places
65
Stories in Old London Names
70
Words made by Great Writers
84
Words the Bible has given us
96
Words from the Names of People
103
Pictures in Words
138
Words from National Character
152
Words made by War
163
Proverbs
172
Slang
179
Words which have changed their Mean ing
192
Different Words with the Same Mean
213
Nice Words for Nasty Things
224

Words from the Names of Animals
118
Words from the Names of Places
127
The Moral of these Stories
230
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