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Are there funny Latin books about the etymology of words, like Word Perfect by Susie Dent for English etymology, or Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth for English grammar?

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Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That: How to Become a Latin Lover by Harry Mount (London, Short Books, 2006) fits the bill; the writing is also in the Dent/Brandreth school of erudite but popular-audience, gently comic British writing and, flicking through my old copy which I haven't read in years, it certainly talks about Latin grammar as well as literature and history.

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