The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins

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Get ready to chew the fat. This engaging, humorous new book explains the not-so-common origins of such commonly used phrases as qapple-pie order, q qchew the fat, q and qhat trick.q Presented in a fun, easy-to-read style, it provides entertaining insight on metaphorical phrases, weird words, and strange expressions and takes readers on a journey through the bizarre and eccentric origins that make up our everyday speech. * Word books have gained in popularity not just with students and linguaphiles, but with a general population interested in the fascinating development of our language * Contains back stories for 500 intriguing words and phrases * Fun to flip through and also fun to read cover to coverGet ready to chew the fat.

Title:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins
Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-08-05

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