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The Diner's Dictionary: Word Origins of Food and Drink Hardcover – December 15, 2012
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Praise for the previous edition:
"Stuffed with delightful morsels in a digestible form.... Essential reading for those who want to know not only what they are eating but also why it is called what it is."
"Snippets and essaylets combine whimsy and erudition in equal measures...literate, factually sure-footed, and useful."
--Michael Raffael, Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
John Ayto is a freelance writer and the author of many reference works, including the Dictionary of Slang, the Dictionary of Modern Slang, and Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms.
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BUT -- the type is really small and isn't a sharp black. If you are farsighted or read with glasses, you are likely to have trouble with it.
Content-wise, I have nothing but praise for the book. However, if I'd known how difficult it would be to read, I'd have given it a pass. This book is crying out to be published for Kindle and other e-readers.