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Devious derivations

popular misconceptions and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrases

by Hugh Rawson

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementHugh Rawson.
The Physical Object
Pagination245p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15057970M
ISBN 100517881284

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Some wiseacre (which, by the. "Devious Derivations" is a grand compilation of the real stories, as opposed to the folk tales one so often hears, behind 1, common words. We began, on our last outing, to explore the origin of "S.O.S," the Morse Code distress signal, often said to stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls.".

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Relies heavily on the OED as a source. For a popular press book, it has excellent reference citations. “It's a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word.

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