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Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words


Publisher:William Morrow Paperbacks



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub. Date: October 2002 Pages: 256 in Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Oh horsefeathers! The If you've ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why. A certain southern food is called a hush puppy; why tog the supports in a fireplace are known as andirons. or sometimes firedogs. you'll be fascinated by the origins of the more than 600 words discussed in a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along (Son Francisco Chronicle). Dr. Funk looks at the origins of our common speech that have aquired their meanings in unusual ways.

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