A Navel Gazer's Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and TriviaBook - 2007
From head to toe to breast to behind, Charles Hodgson's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know:
- eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language?
- callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"?
- gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ?
A treat for anyone who gets a kick out of words, Carnal Knowledge is also the perfect gift for anyone interested in the human body and the many (many, many) ways it's been described.