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Verbivore's feast : a banquet of word & phrase origins

Author: Chrysti, the Wordsmith.
Publisher: Helena, Mont. : Farcountry Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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What led to the expression "let the cat out of the bag"? Why do we call blondes "towheads"? For Pete's sake, what is a fangle? In this humorous and engaging collection of word origins and histories, the famed host of the "Chrysti the Wordsmith series" (heard on Yellowstone Public Radio, Montana Public Radio, Montana State University's KGLT-FM, and Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) shares the stories behind  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chrysti, the Wordsmith.
ISBN: 1560372672 9781560372677 1560372656 9781560372653
OCLC Number: 54536894
Description: viii, 376 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: from Chrysti the Wordsmith.

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What led to the expression "let the cat out of the bag"? Why do we call blondes "towheads"? For Pete's sake, what is a fangle? In this humorous and engaging collection of word origins and histories, the famed host of the "Chrysti the Wordsmith series" (heard on Yellowstone Public Radio, Montana Public Radio, Montana State University's KGLT-FM, and Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) shares the stories behind the words. This irresistible medley is a must for word lovers everywhere.

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