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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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As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, 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 to hear from generations past—in their own voice, with their own words.

Synopsis:

A celebration of unknown and little-known words and phrases once in common use all over America.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616081232
Author:
Runyan, W. R.
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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