9780195375572

Word Myths : Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195375572

  • ISBN10:

    0195375572

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

Wilton debunks the most persistently wrong word histories and gives the real stories behind perennial mis-etymologized words.

Author Biography


David Wilton is the creator and editor of wordorigins.org, since 1997 a leading Internet site for word and phrase origins. He has served as a journalist, Army officer, defense contractor, chemical and biological arms control negotiator, and software marketing executive. He lives in California.

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