“Words The Sea Gave Us”
Stamullen author and long-running Meath Coaster columnist, Grace Tierney, is launching her second nonfiction book on the 13th of July. After a decade of exploring unusual English words in her award-winning Wordfoolery blog (www.wordfoolery.wordpress.com) this time she took her lifelong love of the sea and created a book about the nautical origins of English words.
Some you would never guess like junk, cyber, governor, and skyscraper. Others are oddities that only a sailor would know – mollgogger, gollywobbler, gongoozle, and baggywinkle. It’s an ideal read for beachcombers, sailors, and history buffs. She even included a chapter to enable you to talk like a scurvy pirate and another with phrases we use every day which started out on the deep blue sea such as hot pursuit, in the offing, taking them down a peg, and getting hitched.
The ebook edition of “Words The Sea Gave Us” is already available for Kindle, Apple Books and Kobo pre-orders (€2.69) and the paperback edition (€11.99) will be available from the 13th via Amazon and other booksellers. All the details are on her site (https://wordfoolery.wordpress.com/my-books/ ) where you will also find a free download, “Various Vessels”, to help you sort your ketches from your dhows (https://wordfoolery.wordpress.com/downloads/ ).
Kindle & Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=words+the+sea+gave+us&ref=404_search