The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You Shouldn't Poke Your Giselle with a Barry
  • The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You Shouldn't Poke Your Giselle with a Barry
  • The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You Shouldn't Poke Your Giselle with a Barry

The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You Shouldn't Poke Your Giselle with a Barry

by Justin Cord Hayes
     
 

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The bizarre meanings behind everyday names!

Did you know that Jacobs tend to cheat in school, Marys have nasty attitudes, and Catherines like to cause pain? If our names are meant to represent our character, then these kids have quite a number of unsavory traits, according to their moniker's definition.

The same is true for many of today's common names.

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The bizarre meanings behind everyday names!

Did you know that Jacobs tend to cheat in school, Marys have nasty attitudes, and Catherines like to cause pain? If our names are meant to represent our character, then these kids have quite a number of unsavory traits, according to their moniker's definition.

The same is true for many of today's common names. From Andrea (strong and manly) and Douglas (black water) to Hayden (heathen) and Trent (invader, trespasser), these people have been granted a life of misery, ugliness, mischief, and confusion simply by being referred to by their name. The Terrible Meanings of Names reveals the strange (and sometimes insulting) meanings behind the names you hear every day.

Filled with hundreds of unfortunate definitions and backstories, you'll uncover the surprising origins and definitions of all your friends' names.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440552557
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
01/18/2013
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
962,878
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Justin Cord Hayes, author of The Unexpected Evolution of Language and coauthor of The Big Book of Words You Should Know and Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals, is an experienced journalist and teacher. He lives in North Carolina.

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