The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

by Patrick Foote

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Overview

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Puzzles & Games, Curiosities & Wonders, Fun Facts, Questions & Answers, and Slang & Word Lists ─ The Origins of Names Explained

Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way.

Learn new things: Why is New York called New York? The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between has the answer for you. While author Patrick Foote, of the YouTube channel also called Name Explain, doesn’t claim to know everything, he has garnered a lot of knowledge about language over the years and he’s excited to get to share it with you in this new format.

Be entertained by education: Learning doesn’t have to be boring. With his fun sense of humor, Patrick explains each name with jokes and quips you’re bound to enjoy. Full of pictures and packed with great information, The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between has a variety of topics that are bound to intrigue anyone interested in the origins of the words we use every day.

Find fun facts: The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between is full of interesting facts that are great to keep in your mental pocket. You’ll be able to pull out fun information about words and language all the time, informing and amusing yourself and your friends for ages.

The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between does exactly what it says it does—it explains the origin of names in a fun and easy-to-digest way. After reading this book, you will:

  • Know why, exactly, Russia is called Russia
  • Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts
  • Discover the origins of the names of planets, animals, countries, and much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642501384
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 06/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 295,005
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patrick Foote was born in London in 1994 and raised on the south east coast of England. Although Patrick loved learning at school he felt the education system was never quite right or engaging enough for him, so much so he dropped out of university after three months!

All this led to the creation of the YouTube channel Name Explain, of which Patrick is the sole researcher, writer, animator, editor, and host. The channel was created to delve into people’s curiosity and to get people learning in a fun and engaging way. It makes people think about things they never knew they wanted to know, relating to all things names. For instance, where is Old Zealand? Why do Austria & Australia have such similar names? Or if there are any descendants of Adolf Hitler still alive with the surname Hitler. In just over two years of existence Name Explain has amassed over 100,000 subscribers and over 10 Million views.

Patrick’s key influences of his YouTube channel are CGP Grey and Xidnaf. His key writing influence is Bill Bryson. His love of animals comes from Steve Irwin and David Attenborough. When Patrick isn’t writing books or YouTube videos he is normally playing video games, building Lego sets, watching professional wrestling, or looking after his pet tortoise Bowser.

Table of Contents

Hello! 8

Countries 13

Cities & Towns 28

Landmarks 41

Animals 55

Historic Titles 109

Objects & Possessions 124

Food 134

Toys & Games 144

Companies & Brands 157

Abstract nouns 169

Planets 180

Thanks for watching! 191

Acknowledgements 194

About the author 199

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