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Cassell's Dictionary Of Word And Phrase Origins

Cassell's Dictionary Of Word And Phrase Origins

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by Nigel Rees
     
 

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box—even

Overview

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box—even though it's orange.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304362257
Publisher:
Cassell Reference
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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