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Episode 5

In search of derivations, the Etymologicon takes us to Venice, ancient Rome and the Hudson River as Hugh Dennis considers magazines, salt cellars and fast bucks.

Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Our circular stroll through the English language takes us to Venice and Ancient Rome, to Germany and the Hudson River, in search of the derivations of magazines and salt cellars, fast bucks and bucks that are passed -as we finally end up in the office of President Harry S Truman.

Read by Hugh Dennis

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

18 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2011 00:30

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