Stephen Cyester

November 26, 2001

Post #1396 – 20011126

Dear Person,

Perhaps 10 years ago, I heard DP on NPR reading from a book he wrote about language and word origins. Neat and funny histories. I specifically remember him relating the origin of “hearth” and how people gathered around the fireplace in ancient France … or something. I would love to know the book in question, having neither the $ or the interest at the time to acquire the book. Can you help with the title (ISBN would be immensely helpful).

Daniel replies:

No idea what _this_ person is going on about.