Word origins and their romantic stories.

; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
New York, [1950] .

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Other Authors Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects English language -- Etymology.
Description viii, 432 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1950]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "A note of thanks" (pages 405-408).
Summary The life stories of over three thousand words in use in English today.
Contents The story begins -- Origin of words of speaking and writing -- These words came from proper names -- Where words about human beings come from -- Word stories of the boudoir and the men's dressing room -- Sources of words of attitudes and emotions -- Romance behind business terms -- Word histories of your house -- Word histories of your garden -- Word stories about your dining table -- Where animal names came from -- Political terms and their origins -- War words and their histories -- Terms of sciences and the professions -- Romantic Stories of words about women -- Terms of religion and their beginnings -- Origin of the terms of art, music, and the drama -- Your favorite sports and their word histories -- Terms of place, time, shape, and size, and their origins -- A basketful of word stories --Word oddities -- The making of 50,000 words -- A note of thanks.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)178281
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Funk, Wilfred J. 1883-1965.
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