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What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With Name Explain, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way.

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The Origins of Names Explained

Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With Name Explain, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way.

Learn new things: Why is New York called New York? Name Explain has the answer for you. While author Patrick Foote, of the YouTube channel also called Name Explain, doesn’t claim to know everything, he has garnered a lot of knowledge about language over the years and he's excited to get to share it with you in this new format.

Be entertained by education: Learning doesn't have to be boring. With his fun sense of humor, Patrick explains each name with jokes and quips you're bound to enjoy. Packed with great information, Name Explain has a variety of topics that are bound to intrigue anyone interested in the origins of the words we use every day.

Find fun facts: Name Explain is full of interesting facts that are great to keep in your mental pocket. You'll be able to pull out fun information about words and language all the time, informing and amusing yourself and your friends for ages.

Name Explain does exactly what it says it does—it explains names in a fun and easy-to-digest way. After listening to this book, you will

● Know why, exactly, Russia is called Russia

● Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts

● Discover the origins of the names of planets, animals, countries, and much more

"Patrick has made me realise that even the most mundane and ubiquitous words can have an endlessly fascinating story. His whimsical and friendly tone also makes any topic entertaining and accessible." -Betty of the YouTube channel Articulations

"From the casually curious to etymology junkies . . . this book will have something for everyone." William C. Fox of the YouTube channel The Exploration with William C. Fox

The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

Author Patrick Foote

Narrated by Jonathan Cowley

Publication date Oct 30, 2018

Running time 5 hrs 2 min

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