Bagels, Bumf, and Buses

Simon Horobin

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Oxford University Press
15 November 2019
ISBN: 9780198832270
Hardback

From the publisher

Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the reader on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities - getting up, going to work, eating meals - have surprisingly fascinating histories.