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Thereby Hangs A Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins
Thereby Hangs A Tale Stories of Curious Word Origins
Author: Charles Earle Funk
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...  more »
ISBN: 196056
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Warner Paperback Library
Book Type: Paperback
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