Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hidebound Competitions & Waterstones

Competition PictureSometimes, when cows fall ill, their skin becomes so tight upon them that they can barely move. Such cattle are hidebound. By extension, when the human mind falls ill and opinions become so tight that they restrain thought, the person may be described as hidebound.

However, when a copy of The Etymologicon is bound in leather, it becomes utterly beautiful. I should know, as I have a copy. There are only ten such leather-bound copies of The Etymologicon in existence and the beautiful people at Waterstones are giving one away for free in a competition. To enter, all you need to do is follow this link to their lovely website.


  1. Replies
    1. Oops, I have to live in the UK or Ireland to be able to participate...

    2. You do? I didn't see that when I entered. I live in Canada; I hope that doesn't mean I just wasted my time... :(

    3. Is Australia still in the UK?

    4. Is Australia still in the UK?