Book Reviews of Thereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins

Thereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins
Thereby Hangs a Tale Stories of Curious Word Origins
Author: Charles Earle Funk
ISBN-13: 9780060912604
ISBN-10: 006091260X
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 303
Edition: 1st Harper colophon
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harper Row
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Gives history of American phrases. Great for word-lovers and those who wonder just where certain common phrases originated.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book gives the origins of many words and is very interesting.
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Though Charles Funk wrote this in 1950, it's filled with still current (2007) words and their origins. Should be interesting to all couch potato/bathroom reading etymologists.
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interesting info
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Ineresting trivia type book on origins of words.
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Stories of curious word origins. Interesting...
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Interesting Reading.