1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions
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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Whiffletrees and Goobers: 1,001 Fun and Fabulous Forgotton Words and Phrases
W. R. Runyan
Limited preview - 2007
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