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by Robert Hendrickson

eBook The Henry Holt Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins epub
  • ISBN: 0805012516
  • Author: Robert Hendrickson
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co (March 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 581 pages
  • ePUB size: 1621 kb
  • FB2 size 1299 kb
  • Formats mbr docx lit lrf


The emphasis throughout is on words and expressions with origins that are not adequately explained-or not addressed at all-in standard dictionaries

581 pages ; 28 cm. Reprint. Originally published: The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins. Includes bibliographical references.

581 pages ; 28 cm.

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Facts on File Writer's Library). This book is FILLED with random little nuggets of history concerning where and when Words themselves were created. 0805012516 (ISBN13: 9780805012514). Most are pretty straight forward but some are downright funny. The word "Kangaroo" was invented when explorers asks the natives of Australia what the strage creatures that jumped around on two legs was called and the natives responded with three words that sound like "Kan-Gah-Roo.

The Henry Holt Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins. by Robert Hendrickson.

Originally published: The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins. Facts on File, c1987.

Are you sure you want to remove The Henry Holt encyclopedia of word and phrase origins from your list? The Henry Holt encyclopedia of word and phrase origins. 1st Owl Book ed. Published 1990 by Holt in New York Originally published: The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins.

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The Henry Holt Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Holt (New York, NY), 1990. Sumter, the First Day of the Civil War, Scarborough House (New York, NY), 1990. World Literary Anecdotes, Facts on File (New York, NY), 1990. Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions, Facts on File (New York, NY), 1993. Also contributor to New York Times Gardening Book, People's Almanac, parts I and II, Book of Lists, parts I and II, and other books. Contributor of about one thousand articles, stories, and poems to literary quarterlies and periodicals.

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Find nearly any book by ROBERT HENDRICKSON. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Writers Reference). ISBN 9780816069668 (978-0-8160-6966-8) Hardcover, Facts on File, 2008.

Robert Hendrickson Knowing the origin of words and phrases will enlighten you to why it's.

As a writer, I fall into the pits of cliches and over used phrases that not many people understand. Every now and then people will come out with something that sounds really old but makes no sense. Encyclopedia is ESSENTIAL to any English and word enthusiast as well as writer. This is like an extra dictionary, only more in depth. The price is amazing and the words inside are intriguing. Knowing the origin of words and phrases will enlighten you to why it's used, how it's used, and how it's changed over time. Very interesting, deeply detailed, and a must have! Год: 2008.

Book Condition: This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Facts on File Writer's Library). All pages and cover are intact, but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. Spine may also show signs of wear.

Traces the history of more than seven thousand English words, expressions, and sayings
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