Horsefeathers

& Other Curious Words

by Charles E. Funk

On Sale: 10/22/2002

Horsefeathers

& Other Curious Words

by Charles E. Funk

On Sale: 10/22/2002

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About the Book

From “mad as a wet hen” to “corn dodger” and “hobgoblin,” Charles Funk’s collections of curious words and expressions are a treasure trove of word origin.

If you’ve ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain Southern food is called a hushpuppy; why log supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or, sometimes, firedogs; you’ll be fascinated by the origins of the over 600 words discussed in “a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along”(San Francisco Chronicle).

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060513375
  • ISBN 10: 0060513373
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/22/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HUMOR / Form / Trivia
  • BISAC2 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Lexicography
  • BISAC3 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
  • BISAC4 : EDUCATION / Reference
  • BISAC5 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Nonfiction (incl. Memoirs)
  • BISAC6 : REFERENCE / Dictionaries
  • BISAC7 : REFERENCE / Word Lists
  • BISAC8 : REFERENCE / Trivia
  • BISAC9 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
  • BISAC10 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Authorship
  • BISAC11 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Fiction Writing

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