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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062720115
Subtitle:
And Other Curious Sayings
Author:
Funk, Charles Earle
Author:
Funk, Charles E.
Author:
Marlin, John
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Terms and phrases
Subject:
Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang
Subject:
Aphorisms and apothegms
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19930701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.38x5.71x.94 in. .39 lbs.

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