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Ballyhoo, buckaroo, and spuds : ingenious tales of words and their origins

Author: Michael Quinion
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing with flair and authority, word maven and OED contributor Michael Quinion show us that the real story behind a word or phrase is often much stranger than the commonly accepted one. A noted and indefatigable linguistic sleuth, Quinion gleefully sets the record straight on these and other bizarre tales of word origins.
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Quinion, Michael.
Ballyhoo, buckaroo, and spuds.
Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, 2004
(OCoLC)644327342
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Quinion
ISBN: 1588342190 9781588342195 0060851538 9780060851538
OCLC Number: 55657345
Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Port out, starboard home
Responsibility: Michael Quinion.

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Writing with flair and authority, word maven and OED contributor Michael Quinion show us that the real story behind a word or phrase is often much stranger than the commonly accepted one. A noted and indefatigable linguistic sleuth, Quinion gleefully sets the record straight on these and other bizarre tales of word origins.

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