Devious Derivations: Popular Misconceptions and More than 1,000 True Origins of Common Words and Phrases

Devious Derivations: Popular Misconceptions and More than 1,000 True Origins of Common Words and Phrases

by Hugh Rawson

Hardcover

$8.09 $8.99 Save 10% Current price is $8.09, Original price is $8.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Devious Derivations: Popular Misconceptions and More than 1,000 True Origins of Common Words and Phrases by Hugh Rawson

Brings together some 1,000 picturesque but spurious folk etymologies, those logical but mistaken explanations of the derivations of words and phrases. "A valuable reference and a great delight to read....On the average you'll be astounded twice per page."—Martin Gardner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785817000
Publisher: Castle Books
Publication date: 02/15/2003
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.98(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews