1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know
Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and ExpressionseBook - 2010
As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a "Horse Apple" is actually an orange? Or that "Rolley Holley" is a marble game? With over one hundred illustrations, this is a book that will take you on.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (236 pages)
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