Verbivore's Feast: A Banquet of Word and Phrase Origins

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Farcountry Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 376 pages
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What led to the expression let the cat out of the bag? Why do we call blondes towheads? For Pete's sake, what is a fangle? In this humorous and engaging collection of word origins and histories, Chrysti M. Smith, famed host of the Chrysti the Wordsmith series on Yellowstone Public Radio, shares the story behind almost 1,000 words and phrases. This irresistible medley of entries is a must for word-lovers and etymology buffs everywhere.

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