What in the Word?

What in the Word?

Wordplay, Word Lore, and Answers to the Peskiest Questions About Language

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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If You Don't, be assured that Charles Harrington Elster does, and he tells all in this entertaining collection of the most interesting conundrums in our language. Using esoteric sources and his own inimitable expertise, Elster covers a variety of topics including word and phrase origins, slang, style, usage, punctuation, and pronunciation. Every chapter features original brainteasers, challenging puzzles, and a trove of literary trivia, so be prepared to play while you read. Book jacket.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0156031973 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 422 ELS
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. ; 21 cm

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