Around the World in 80 Words : a Journey through the English Language.

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Author / Creator:Jones, Paul Anthony, 1983-
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (286 pages)
Language:English
Subject:English language -- Etymology.
Names, Geographical.
HISTORY / General.
English language -- Etymology.
Names, Geographical.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12284278
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ISBN:022668282X
9780226682822
Notes:79. Coventry, UK: send to Coventry
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Summary:"In Around the World in 80 Words, Jones tells the story of eighty English-language words that are specially related to a place. He tells us, for example, where the name for the Canary Islands came from, the relationship between the town of Jáchymov in the Czech Republic and the word "dollar," and he dispels the myth that the term "limerick" comes from the last name of Edward Lear. Throughout this engaging journey, the reader gains valuable insights into culture and history through the intersection of language and place"--
Other form:Print version: Jones, Paul Anthony. Around the World in 80 Words : A Journey through the English Language. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2020 9780226682792
Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. London, UK: Kent Street ejectment
  • 2. Vire, France: vaudeville
  • 3. Saverne, France: zabernism
  • 4. Spa, Belgium: spa
  • 5. Neander Valley, Germany: Neanderthal
  • 6. Amsterdam, Netherlands: ampster
  • 7. Copenhagen, Denmark: Great Dane
  • 8. Oslo, Norway Oslo: breakfast
  • 9. Ytterby, Sweden: yttrium
  • 10. Helsinki, Finland: Finlandisation
  • 11. Dubna, Russia: dubnium
  • 12. Balaklava, Ukraine: balaclava
  • 13. Istanbul, Turkey: turkey
  • 14. Nicosia, Cyprus: copper
  • 15. Abdera, Greece: Abderian laughter
  • 16. Sofia, Bulgaria: buggery
  • 17. Skopje, Macedonia: macédoine
  • 18. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Balkanisation
  • 19. Zagreb, Croatia: cravat
  • 20. Kócs, Hungary: coach
  • 21. Raków, Poland: Racovian
  • 22. Jáchymov, Czech Republic: dollar
  • 23. Kahlenbergerdorf, Austria: calembour
  • 24. Magenta, Italy: magenta
  • 25. Jura Mountains, France/Switzerland: Jurassic
  • 26. Monte Carlo, Monaco: Monte Carlo fallacy
  • 27. Porto, Portugal: port
  • 28. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain: sherry
  • 29. Gibraltar: Siege of Gibraltar
  • 30. Tangier, Morocco: tangerine
  • 31. Algiers, Algeria: Algerine
  • 32. Canary Islands: canary
  • 33. Timbuktu, Mali: Timbuktu
  • 34. Conakry, Guinea: guinea
  • 35. Brazzaville, Congo: conga
  • 36. Stellenbosch, South Africa: Stellenbosch
  • 37. Mocha, Yemen: mocha
  • 38. Cairo, Egypt: fustian
  • 39. Bethlehem, Palestine: bedlam
  • 40. Mount Nebo, Jordan: Pisgah
  • 41. Samarra, Iraq: appointment in Samarra
  • 42. Qumis, Iran: Parthian
  • 43. Bukhara, Uzbekistan: buckram
  • 44. Kabul, Afghanistan: Afghanistanism
  • 45. Deolali, India: doolally
  • 46. Colombo, Sri Lanka: serendipity
  • 47. Samut Songkhram, Thailand: Siamese twins
  • 48. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: gamboge
  • 49. Shanghai, China: Shanghaiing
  • 50. Shangdu, China: Xanadu
  • 51. Kagoshima, Japan: satsuma
  • 52. Manila, Philippines: Manila paper
  • 53. Makassar, Indonesia: antimacassar
  • 54. Tasmania, Australia: vandemonianism
  • 55. Karitane, New Zealand: Karitane
  • 56. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands: bikini
  • 57. Klondike, Canada: Klondike
  • 58. Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA: hooch
  • 59. Hollywood, California, USA: Hollywood no
  • 60. Jalap, Mexico: jalapeño
  • 61. San José, Costa Rica: Panlibhonco
  • 62. Panama City, Panama: Panama hat
  • 63. Lima, Peru: Lima syndrome
  • 64. Stanley, Falkland Islands: Falklands effect
  • 65. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazil nut
  • 66. Cayenne, French Guiana: cayenne pepper
  • 67. Daiquirí, Cuba: daiquiri cocktail
  • 68. Hamilton, Bermuda: Bermuda
  • 69. Buncombe, North Carolina, USA: bunkum
  • 70. New York, USA: tuxedo
  • 71. Toronto, Canada: Toronto blessing
  • 72. Labrador, Canada: Labrador
  • 73. Geysir, Iceland: geyser
  • 74. Limerick, Ireland: limerick
  • 75. Dublin, Ireland: donnybrook
  • 76. Glasgow, UK: Glasgow magistrate
  • 77. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle programme
  • 78. Gotham, UK: Gothamite