Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

A Navel Gazer's Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and Trivia

Book - 2007
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From head to toe to breast to behind, Charles Hodgson's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know:

- eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language?
- callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"?
- gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ?

A treat for anyone who gets a kick out of words, Carnal Knowledge is also the perfect gift for anyone interested in the human body and the many (many, many) ways it's been described.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312371210
0312371217
9780312352752
0312352751
Characteristics: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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