The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins

Over 500 Strange Stories of the World's Oddest Words and Phrases
Product Number: EB00632994
Released: Feb 03, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101217184
Publisher: Alpha
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Get ready to chew the fat. This engaging, humorous new book explains the not-so-common origins of such commonly used phrases as "apple-pie order," "chew the fat," and "hat trick." Presented in a fun, easy-to-read style, it provides entertaining insight on metaphorical phrases, weird words, and strange expressions and takes readers on a journey through the bizarre and eccentric origins that make up our everyday speech. * Word books have gained in popularity not just with students and linguaphiles, but with a general population interested in the fascinating development of our language * Contains back stories for 500 intriguing words and phrases * Fun to flip through and also fun to read cover to cover

Author(s): Paul McFedries
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Aug 05, 2008

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