How Did It Begin: Customs, superstitions and their romantic origins

How Did It Begin: Customs, superstitions and their romantic origins

by R Brasch, L Brasch
     
 

Why the story of the stork? Why blue for boys and pink for girls? Why is a kiss written as 'X'? Where did the Easter Bunny come from? Dr Rudy Brasch, with his wife Li by his side, made it his life's work to track down the meanings and origins of words and phrases, myths and customs. How Did It Begin? investigates courtesies and customs, the manners and rituals that… See more details below

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Why the story of the stork? Why blue for boys and pink for girls? Why is a kiss written as 'X'? Where did the Easter Bunny come from? Dr Rudy Brasch, with his wife Li by his side, made it his life's work to track down the meanings and origins of words and phrases, myths and customs. How Did It Begin? investigates courtesies and customs, the manners and rituals that are integral parts of particular careers and the seemingly odd traditions that surround our sports and festivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781743099230
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
534,211
File size:
0 MB

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