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Word Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends
Word Myths Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends
Author: David Wilton
Do you "know" that posh comes from an acronym meaning "port out, starboard home"? That "the whole nine yards" comes from (pick one) the length of a WWII gunner's belt; the amount of fabric needed to make a kilt; a sarcastic football expression? That Chicago is called "The Windy City" because of the bloviating habits of its politicians, and not t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780195172843
ISBN-10: 0195172841
Publication Date: 9/30/2004
Pages: 221
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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