The first Edition of the Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins detailed the fascinating and little known stories behind thousands of words and phrases that we use every day. In this new edition, William and Mary Morris update and expand their classic work to keep pace with our ever changing language.
New entries include:
Throughout the Morris's present the histories of intriguing expressions in an eminently entertaining and readable fashion.
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Anyone interested in the English language will be fascinated by -- and then obsessed with -- this dictionary that reads like an erudite gossip column for the city of words.From the Publisher:
"A grand compendium of fascinating and little-known stories behind words and expressions we use every day, buttressed by the fine scholarship one would expect of these noted wordsmiths: It hasn't a dull page."--Harvard Magazine
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