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The complete idiot's guide to weird word origins

McFedries, Paul.

Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2008.

vii, 243 p. ; 23 cm.

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In alphabetical entries from "A1" to "zydeco," relates the origins of many common words and colorful expressions in the English language.

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ISBN:

978-1-59257-781-1 (pbk.)

ISBN:

978-1-59257-781-1 (pbk.)

LC Call No:

PE1574 .M35 2008

Dewey Class No:

422 22

Author:

McFedries, Paul.

Title:

The complete idiot's guide to weird word origins / by Paul McFedries.

VaryingTitle:

Weird word origins

Publisher:

Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2008.

Physical:

vii, 243 p. ; 23 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-240).

Summary:

In alphabetical entries from "A1" to "zydeco," relates the origins of many common words and colorful expressions in the English language.

Subject:

English language--Etymology.

Subject:

English language--Terms and phrases.

Link:

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