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Thereby Hangs a Tale

Thereby Hangs a Tale

Charles Earle Funk
3.7/5 (101 ratings)
The Greek root of school means leisure.

A language where hearse and rehearse have the same root and the word dunce comes from a great philosopher, English has hundreds of every day words that originated or acquired their meaning in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell us all the mysteries, but now Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells us the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of our language.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Release
November 18, 1993
ISBN
006272049X
ISBN 13
9780062720498

Thereby Hangs a Tale

Charles Earle Funk
3.7/5 (101 ratings)
The Greek root of school means leisure.

A language where hearse and rehearse have the same root and the word dunce comes from a great philosopher, English has hundreds of every day words that originated or acquired their meaning in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell us all the mysteries, but now Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells us the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of our language.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Release
November 18, 1993
ISBN
006272049X
ISBN 13
9780062720498

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