A Dictionary of Idiocy - Stephen Bayley

A Dictionary of Idiocy

By Stephen Bayley

  • Release Date: 2012-11-15
  • Genre: Humor


'I am fascinated.' Andrew Marr, Start the Week, Radio 4 'Wonderful' The Times 'Intelligent.' Independent 'Current.' Sunday Telegraph 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 F**k come from (hint: think berets)? You'll be surprised how much you never knew!