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Curious word origins =
Angel Consuegra Marin
Text in English and Spanish.
|Other titles||Origenes curiosos de palabras Inglesas|
|Statement||Angel Consuegra Marin, Jesus Rodriguez de la Cruz.|
|Contributions||Rodriguez de la Cruz, Jesus.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 104 leaves ;|
|Number of Pages||104|
He wrote several other books on word and phrase origins, including Horsefeathers, Heavens to Betsy!, and Thereby Hangs a Tale. Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. out of 5. 11 customer ratings. 5 star 49% 4 star 51% 3 star 0% (0%) 0% Reviews: Get this from a library! Thereby hangs a tale: stories of curious word origins. [Charles Earle Funk] -- Tells the stories of words in our common speech that originated or .
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The interesting origins of a useful word. The word ‘malapropism’ is among the wordiest of words, denoting a misused word. Specifically, a malapropism is an erroneous word used in place of another, correct word, e.g. ‘at this pacific moment’ (rather than specific moment) or referring to a place of scientific experiment as a ‘lavatory’ rather than laboratory. If you’re curious, you really want to know something — like the secret ingredient that makes these cookies so crunchy. You may wish you hadn’t been so curious when you find out it’s roasted crickets.
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The book draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and language monitoring, and relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious terms. Author: Charles Earle Funk Title: Thereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins Binding: paperback Size: about 6" x 8" Pagination: pp Published: Perennial Library, Condition: Very good; rear cover creased diagonally across bottom left corner in a shelving accident; otherwise, appears unread ISBN: X.
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‘Utopia’ owes its existence to Sir Thomas More (), whose work Utopia introduced the word into English (though More’s book was actually written in Latin).Utopia is a pun, designed to put us in mind of the Greek u-topos (‘no place’) and eu-topos (‘good.
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SYNONYMY NOTE: curious, in this comparison, implies eagerness or anxiousness to find out things and may suggest a wholesome desire to be informed;, inquisitive implies a habitual tendency to be curious, esp.
about matters that do not concern one, and an attempt to gain information by persistent questioning;, meddlesome suggests unwelcome intrusion into the affairs of others;, prying.
The book's main focus is explaining the origin of the words listed as primary entries. Authorial whim seems to have been the main selection criterion. Words are listed in apparently random K.
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