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Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs 2 editions

Cover of: Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs | Katherine Barber
About the Book

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves did for the manual of styleWith the easy erudition and lively wit that have won her legions of fans, Canada's "Word Lady" reveals the entertaining histories behind 500 of the most common words and phrases in the English language. Who knew that "travel" is derived from an instrument of torture? That "tragedy" originally had something to do with goats? That "glamour" and "grammar" started out as the same word? Katherine Barber's captivating collection is organized by season, so readers can open to Valentine's Day to learn about the origins of "passion fruit" or flip to Thanksgiving to find out why there aren't any turkeys in Turkey. An irresistible blend of entertainment and enlightenment, this delightful book will captivate the word lover in all of us.

2 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do With Pigs
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do With Pigs
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs
April 24, 2007, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs
in English

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