Devious derivations: popular misconceptions, and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrases
This complete summary packed with colorful and educational anecdotes offers information about the odd origins of such diverse words and phrases as condom, sirloin, horse latitudes, harlot, and shyster.
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Review: Devious Derivations: Popular Misconceptions and More than 1000 True Origins of Common Words and PhrasesUser Review - josie - Goodreads
Enjoyable for any word lover, but not a must-have. Curiously, it is a book about wrong derivations, not right ones. Read full review
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