Last week saw the publication of the fantastic Word Drops by Paul Anthony Jones and it’s already attracting widespread praise. Buzzfeed has featured a great selection of 46 Delightful And Surprising Word Origins, and the book also been trending at no. 2 on The Independent’s i-100.co.uk list this week: 15 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Insults.
We’ve seen a huge amount of support online, including some fantastic reviews:
'the most absorbing and fascinating dip-in tome you will find all year'! -- blogger MadamJ-Mo
'It's hard to imagine anyone not being charmed by this' -- blogger Stan Carey
Jonathon Green, lexicographer & author of Green’s Dictionary of Slang, says: 'Very jolly and all fascinating stuff. I'm sure it will solve a lot of people's Christmas present problems. Or it certainly should do.'
And on Twitter:
Ian McMillan @ImcMillan: Enjoying this fascinating new book Word Drops by Paul Anthony Jones; joy for the language-addicted!
Stig Abell @StigAbell (managing editor at The Sun): I got sent this book by @HaggardHawks; it is brilliant for anyone interested in the effervescent oddness of English.
Keep an eye out for Word Drops in the coming weeks, and check out Paul’s Twitter feed, @HaggardHawks, for further news!