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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds : Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins
Ballyhoo Buckaroo and Spuds Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins
Author: Michael Quinion
A wonderfully entertaining romp through the English language by the OED's lexicographer. The cat's pajamas, the bee's knees, and the whole nine yards rolled into one, this true feast for wordlovers delightfully skewers commonly accepted word origin myths and etymological "folk tales." The real story of a word or phrase's origin and evolu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060851538
ISBN-10: 0060851538
Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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