1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions

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As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a “Horse Apple” is actually an orange? Or that “Rolley Holley” is a marble game? ...

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1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions

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Overview

As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a “Horse Apple” is actually an orange? Or that “Rolley Holley” is a marble game? With over one hundred illustrations, this is a book that will take you on a walk back in time and give you a chance to hear from generations past—in their own voice, with their own words.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616081232
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

W. R. Runyan grew up in Oklahoma during the horse-powered era. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and was an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist
University. He is now retired and lives in Dallas, Texas.
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