Michael Quinion

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Michael Quinion (/ˈmaɪkəl ˈkwɪnɪən/) is a British lexicographer and author of several books on etymology. He also ran World Wide Words, a website on "the curiosities of native English speech".


  • 2004: Port Out Starboard Home: And Other Language Myths, Penguin Books ISBN 0140515348, published in the USA as Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds by the Smithsonian Institution Press ISBN 1588342190
  • 2006: Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-861062-9
  • 2008: Why is Q Always Followed by U? Penguin Books ISBN: 978-1-846-14184-3

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