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The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You Shouldn't Poke Your Giselle with a Barry

Hayes, Justin Cord

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ISBN 10: 144055255X / ISBN 13: 9781440552557
Published by Adams Media, 2013
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Title: The Terrible Meanings of Names: Or Why You ...

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition: Good

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The bizarre meanings behind everyday names!

Did you know that Jacobs tend to cheat in school, Marys have nasty attitudes, and Catherines like to cause pain? If our names are meant to represent our character, then these kids have quite a number of unsavory traits, according to their moniker's definition.

The same is true for many of today's common names. From Andrea (strong and manly) and Douglas (black water) to Hayden (heathen) and Trent (invader, trespasser), these people have been granted a life of misery, ugliness, mischief, and confusion simply by being referred to by their name. The Terrible Meanings of Names reveals the strange (and sometimes insulting) meanings behind the names you hear every day.

Filled with hundreds of unfortunate definitions and backstories, you'll uncover the surprising origins and definitions of all your friends' names.

About the Author:

Justin Cord Hayes, author of The Unexpected Evolution of Language and coauthor of The Big Book of Words You Should Know and Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals, is an experienced journalist and teacher. He lives in North Carolina.

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