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Horsefeathers & Other Curious Words

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ISBN-10: 0060513373

ISBN-13: 9780060513375

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles E. Funk

List price: $13.99
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Oh, horsefeathers! If you've ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain southern food is called a hush puppy; why tog supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or sometimes firedogs, you'll be fascinated by the origins of the more than 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" (Son Francisco Chronicle).
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Charles Earle Funk was editor in chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary Series. He wrote several other books on word and phrase origins, including Horsefeathers, Heavens to Betsy!, and Thereby Hangs a Tale.