Day five... Only 2 more presents to open after today :( I'm enjoying this far too much to stop *laughs*
So, today's package had 2 wrapped pieces, a big one and a little one. Interesting...What were they?
2 awesome books *grins* The note that accompanied these said that Tink saw these and immediately thought of me. And how right she is! The essential foreign swear words is so funny (and although I don't swear on my blog, I am a little more sweary in real life!)
As for the "Picturesque Word Origins" book, it's amazing. I have quite a few posts that demonstrate just how much I love words, and reading about their origins is fascinating to me. I love this book, thank you so much Tink!
Of course I can't post about this cool book without a few extracts for you *smiles*
Escape: originally meant to slip out of one's cape
Monster: comes from the Latin monstrum - a divine omen of misfortune
Remorse: originates in the Latin remordere, meaning "to bite again"
Subtle: from the Latin subtilis, meaning "woven fine", was applied to delicate fabrics