Nike, Nurses and Neon : The Ancient Greek and Latin Words We Use Every Day Hardback
by Nigel Brown
You'll encounter cars called after casseroles, kangaroos with purses and eclipses that fail to show up.
Then get your togs on for a comedy at the Odeon, a marathon in the arena and lobster thermidor at your local tavern.
Covering over 90 topics from Architecture to the Zoo, there's something for everyone including a whole host of anecdotes and quirky trivia along the way.
This book is a must have accessory for pub quiz enthusiasts, crossword solvers and verbal journalists everywhere.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 351 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Historical & comparative linguistics
- ISBN: 9781844546503