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What's In a Word?

Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases

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Once upon a time…

Tying the knot actually involved tying a knot-not saying vows.  Meanwhile, a thinking cap wasn’t just a cute idea for schoolchildren, but an actual hat worn by scholars in the Middle Ages.  Oh, and when you make no bones about something, you should consider yourself lucky you aren’t choking on a chicken foot. 

What’s in a Word?  Answers the question it poses, more than three hundred times over.  You’ll learn which side of the bed is the wrong side, and why the word “nickname” is simply the product of slurred speech.  Webb Garrison’s etymological journey through the origins of words and phrases, both common and obscure, is sure to fascinate wordsmiths of every stripe.

 

Contributor(s) Webb Garrison
About the Contributor(s) Webb Garrison
Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Trivia and Fact Book. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
ISBN-10 1595553002
ISBN-13 9781595553003
Release Date Mar 16, 2010
Weight (lbs) 0.5200
Height 8.4
Width 5.4
Length 256
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $14.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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