How can I start an etymological education?
July 30, 2007 10:17 AM Subscribe
So, I want to learn more about etymology. What's a good place to get started?
posted by kmtiszen to education (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for approachable, engrossing books on the topic. I don't want to flip through an etymology dictionary and learn by rote memorization; I want stories and interesting facts.
I've always been fascinated with the origins of words. I'm not looking to become an expert on the subject, but keep it as something of a side hobby. Are there any books out there that won't bore me to pieces while teaching me the wonders of language?
O wise hive mind, shower me with your suggestions!