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Literally - Amazing Words and Where they Come From by Patrick Skipworth

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Did you know that the word companion once meant 'with bread'... that caribou were named for their habit of shoveling snow... or the ancient Egyptians weren't the ones who first called preserved bodies 'mummies'?

Words include companion, ukulele, caribou, mummy, kookaburra, zero, worm, royalty, karaoke, guru, jaguar, safari

Explore the rich history and cultural diversity of our language.

Number of pages: 64
Hardcover book
Suggested age 5+
Printed in China