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Charles E. Funk

Charles Earle Funk was editor in chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary Series. He wrote several other books on word and phrase origins, including Horsefeathers, Heavens to Betsy!, and Thereby Hangs a Tale.

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Heavens to Betsy! Heavens to Betsy!
He's as mad as a hatter! Whether it's like a bump on a log or a bat out...
Horsefeathers Horsefeathers
Oh, horsefeathers! If you've ever wondered why the candy is called...
Thereby Hangs A Tale Thereby Hangs A Tale
The Greek root of school means leisure. A language where hearse and...