Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words by Charles E. FunkHorsefeathers: & Other Curious Words by Charles E. Funk

Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words

byCharles E. Funk

Paperback | October 22, 2002

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Oh, horsefeathers!

If you've ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain southern food is called a hush puppy; why tog supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or sometimes firedogs, you'll be fascinated by the origins of the more than 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" (Son Francisco Chronicle).

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:Horsefeathers: & Other Curious WordsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 22, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060513373

ISBN - 13:9780060513375

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