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Word RoundsWord Rounds by Barton J. Gershen
Dr. Gershen has long been fascinated by the language of medicine, a language of arcane words peculiar to his profession. In this book, designed for his colleagues as well as for the general public, he reaches far and wide for the origin of these words and how they were derived into modem day medical language.


Thereby Hangs a TaleThereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins by Charles Earle Funk
English has hundreds of everyday words that originated or acquired their meanings in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell all the mysteries but Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of the language.


HorsefeathersHorsefeathers: And Other Curious Words by Charles Earle Funk
If readers have ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain Southern food is called a hushpuppy; or why log supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or, sometimes, firedogs; then they'll be fascinated by the origins of the over 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" ("San Francisco Chronicle").


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