445 Fascinating Word Origins

445 Fascinating Word Origins

by Webb Garrison
     
 

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Question: What's in a word? Answer: A lot more than you ever thought. 445 Fascinating Word Origins in an eye-opening and ever-entertaining encyclopedia of stories behind some of our most common words and phrases. For example, centuries ago people said, "May God be with you" when they left each other. By Shakespeare's day, this phrase had been shortened

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Question: What's in a word? Answer: A lot more than you ever thought. 445 Fascinating Word Origins in an eye-opening and ever-entertaining encyclopedia of stories behind some of our most common words and phrases. For example, centuries ago people said, "May God be with you" when they left each other. By Shakespeare's day, this phrase had been shortened to "God buy you." Only later was it shortened again to the modern-day phrase "good-bye."

This is a fascinating and fun way to learn the origin of the words and phrases we use in our everyday lives.

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ISBN-13:
9780760745908
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Pages:
248

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