Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins 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 boxeven though it's orange. 224 pages 5 X 7 3/4.