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Thereby Hangs a Tale Stories of Curious Word Origins

by Charles Earle Funk

  • ISBN: 9780062720498
  • ISBN10: 006272049X

Thereby Hangs a Tale Stories of Curious Word Origins

by Charles Earle Funk

  • List Price: $14.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • Publish date: 01/01/2005
  • ISBN: 9780062720498
  • ISBN10: 006272049X
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Description: The Greek root of school means leisure. A language where hearse and rehearse have the same root and the word dunce comes from a great philosopher, English has hundreds of every day words that originated or acquired their meaning in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell us all the mysteries, but now Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells us the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of our language.
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