Heavens To Betsy!: & Other Curious Sayings by Charles E. Funk

Heavens To Betsy!: & Other Curious Sayings

byCharles E. Funk

Paperback | October 22, 2002

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He's as mad as a hatter!

Whether it's like a bump on a log or a bat out of hell, these expressions have been around forever, but we've never really known why ... until now! Finally Dr. Funk explains more than 400 droll, colorful, and sometimes pungent expressions of everyday speech. Derived from classical sources, historic events, famous literature, frontier humor, and the frailties of humankind, each of these sayings has an interesting story behind its origin.

If you've ever wondered why when you're in a hurry you are told to hold your horses, wonder no more!

About The Author

Charles Earle Funk was editor in chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary Series. He wrote several other books on word and phrase origins, including Horsefeathers, Heavens to Betsy!, and Thereby Hangs a Tale.
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Title:Heavens To Betsy!: & Other Curious SayingsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 22, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060513314

ISBN - 13:9780060513313

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