Cooties, doozies, and heebie-jeebies, finks and funks, mugwumps and muumuus, red herrings and whit elephants, deep six and cloud nine - our language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar. And if we look to English to make sense, why is it that we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Who put the Butter in Butterfly? is a reference book you can't afford to be without - if only to amaze your friends with the knowledge that the person ultimately responsible for "23 skiddoo" is Charles Dickens. So don't beat around the bush, and don't wait until the eleventh hour or until the jig is up: Here is compulsive reading for anyone incurably curious about the idiosyncrasies of the language.
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