A Dictionary of Idiocy: An Utterly Quirky Guide to General Ignorance

A Dictionary of Idiocy: An Utterly Quirky Guide to General Ignorance

By: Stephen Bayley (author)Paperback

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Wittgenstein said that if people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever happen. In this compelling A-Z of modern ignorance, Stephen Bayley gathers silly, curious and sometimes shocking facts on everything that makes our world tick. Why does Judeo-Christianity love mountains? Why was fear of drinking from skulls the original reason for cremation? And where does the word Fuck come from (hint: think berets)? You'll be surprised how much you never knew!

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About Author

Stephen Bayley is an Observer columnist, polymath and opinion guru whose views are frequently sought in the TV, radio and printed media.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781906142629
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781906142629
  • ISBN10: 1906142629

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