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Heavens to Betsy! and Other Curious Sayings

Heavens to Betsy! and Other Curious Sayings

by Charles E. Funk
     
 

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He's as mad as a hatter!

Whether it's like a bump on a log or a bat out of hell, these expressions have been around forever, but we've never really known why ... until now! Finally Dr. Funk explains more than 400 droll, colorful, and sometimes pungent expressions of everyday speech. Derived from classical sources, historic events, famous

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He's as mad as a hatter!

Whether it's like a bump on a log or a bat out of hell, these expressions have been around forever, but we've never really known why ... until now! Finally Dr. Funk explains more than 400 droll, colorful, and sometimes pungent expressions of everyday speech. Derived from classical sources, historic events, famous literature, frontier humor, and the frailties of humankind, each of these sayings has an interesting story behind its origin.

If you've ever wondered why when you're in a hurry you are told to hold your horses, wonder no more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060513313
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
210,143
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Earle Funk was editor in chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary Series. He wrote several other books on word and phrase origins, including Horsefeathers, Heavens to Betsy!, and Thereby Hangs a Tale.

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