[LANGUAGE] Stories That Words Tell Us by Elizabeth O'Neill-Leni

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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Stories That Words Tell Us by Elizabeth O'Neill (1877 - 1951).

A history of English words, written for younger readers.

Parental advisory: the text was published in 1918 and occasionally uses ethnicity terms that may give offense to the modern reader. ( Kazbek)
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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 1:49 pm

Sections IX ("Words from the Names of Animals") and XVIII ("Nice Words for Nasty Things") have been claimed by maxgal in a Book Suggestions discussion.

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Post by Leni » May 15th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Hello. It's me again! :D

Be right back with your window.
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Post by Leni » May 15th, 2020, 4:11 pm

You have a window :mrgreen:
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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 4:17 pm

Leni wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 4:11 pm
You have a window :mrgreen:
Thank you, Leni! Glad to be working with you on yet another project. :)

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Post by maxgal » May 15th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Kazbek wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Sections IX ("Words from the Names of Animals") and XVIII ("Nice Words for Nasty Things") have been claimed by maxgal in a Book Suggestions discussion.
Got 'em! :mrgreen:
And thanks very much for using the PG text.
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Post by KevinS » May 15th, 2020, 7:33 pm

15, please.
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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 8:12 pm

KevinS wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 7:33 pm
15, please.
Thanks!

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Post by BettyB » May 15th, 2020, 9:06 pm

I would like to claim 13...
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Post by Kudrna » May 16th, 2020, 5:04 am

Hi everyone,
I can be DPL if the post is still free :) This looks like a great opportunity to learn something about English! :D

Thanks,
Kudrna
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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2020, 6:58 am

Kudrna wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:04 am
Hi everyone,
I can be DPL if the post is still free :) This looks like a great opportunity to learn something about English! :D

Thanks,
Kudrna
Hi, Kudrna. Yes, glad to have you on board! :)

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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2020, 7:30 am

BettyB wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 9:06 pm
I would like to claim 13...
BettyB
Thanks! Assigned.

Michael

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Post by Leni » May 16th, 2020, 8:49 am

Kudrna wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:04 am
Hi everyone,
I can be DPL if the post is still free :) This looks like a great opportunity to learn something about English! :D

Thanks,
Kudrna
Adding Kudrna as DPL and moving us to Readers Wanted! :D
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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2020, 4:58 pm

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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Thank you!

Michael

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