1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2010 - Reference - 180 pages
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As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyanhas compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once commoneverywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of ourlinguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know anyof these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, PieBird, 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 a walk back in time and give you a chance tohear from generations past—in their own voice, with their own words.

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About the author (2010)

W. R. Runyan grew up in Oklahoma during the horse-powered era. He spentfour years in the U.S. Navy and was an adjunct professor at Southern MethodistUniversity. He is now retired and lives in Dallas, Texas.

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