In A Word

In A Word

750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins

Book - 2003
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What's in a word? A lot, as IN A WORD tells us! Words travel through time and evolve---taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and providing fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. Each entry of IN A WORD tells its tale in a witty short-story style, often accompanied by fun illustrations.

Though several of the entries in the book provide the kind of linguistic details found in the finest dictionaries, IN A WORD's lively, anecdotal style makes it more entertaining than a traditional reference book. It's a perfect addition to any family home, or as a gift.

The book also comes with a language chart and index. With an introduction by a linguistics scholar.
Publisher: Peterborough, NH : Cobblestone Pub., 2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780812627107
Branch Call Number: J 422 BAKER
Characteristics: ix, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lopes, Tom - Illustrator

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