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What's among the "season's best language books"? Get a signed bookplate for it!

The Boston Globe called it one of the "season's best language books" and Publishers Weekly said "Garg's latest little gem will be enjoyed by anyone with a thing for words, language and history."

Have you checked it out yet? It's a book with an unusual title:

The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two:
The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words
   by Anu Garg
   published by Plume (an imprint of Penguin Group)
ISBN 9780452288614

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Presents, I often say, endear absents. -Charles Lamb, essayist (1775-1834)

Meet the Author: Anu Garg

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Present vs. Present
Any link between present (gift) and present (existing)?
Yes, the former came from French en present (in the presence of), so when you present something, you bring it into someone's presence.

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