Dictionary of Idiocy : An Utterly Quirky Guide to General Ignorance

Dictionary of Idiocy : An Utterly Quirky Guide to General Ignorance

Book Title: Dictionary of Idiocy : An Utterly Quirky Guide to General Ignorance

Author: Carey Pietsch

Format: Paperback | 224 pages

Publication Date: 29 Nov 2012

ISBN-13: 9781906142629

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!