Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds

Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds : Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins

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The cat's pajamas, the bee's knees, and the whole nine yards rolled into one, this true feast for wordlovers delightfully skewers commonly accepted word origin myths and etymological folk tales. From the bawdy to the sublime, Quinion's explanations and delightful asides truly prove that the proof is in the pudding.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060851538
  • 9780060851538
  • 1,016,838

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