In this entertaining compendium author Robert Hendrickson traces the sometimes bizarre and always fascinating origins and developments of more than 9,000 words and phrases, including slang, proverbs, animal and plant names, place names, nicknames, historical expressions, foreign-language expressions, and more. The emphasis throughout is on words and expressions with origins that are not adequately explained; or not addressed at all; in standard dictionaries. This greatly expanded and revised version of the critically acclaimed 1987 original offers more than 2,000 new entries.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 960 Vendor: Facts On File Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches) ISBN: 0816069670 ISBN-13: 9780816069675 Availability: In Stock