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Casual Lex An Informal Assemblage of Why We Say What We Say

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ISBN-10: 1401602185

ISBN-13: 9781401602185

Edition: 2005

Authors: Webb Garrison

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So often we use words or phrases that, while we know what they mean, we don't know how they came into being. The story behind the word is often surprising and always interesting. People's fascination with language has never been greater as proven by the response to the best-selling "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. This retitled, repackaged, updated and slightly revised favorite will please that growing market. This new edition features a new design, inside and out, and timely updating of the most interesting words and phrases in "Why You Say It and "What's In a Word. Featured are such words and phrases as Alibi, Bikini, Capricious, Diddly-squat, Fiasco, Goon, Hip, Loophole, Maudlin, Spam, Taboo,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College,nbsp;wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Trivianbsp;and Fact Book. Before his deathnbsp;in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.