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Once Upon a Word: True Tales of Word Origins

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Once Upon A Word, True Tales Of Word Origins, is a book by nationally syndicated language columnist Rob Kyff that relates the surprising and fascinating stories behind hundreds of common words and phrases. With wit and warmth, Kyff spins the colorful yarns of courage and compassion, fakery and farce that lie behind our language. He sails the seven seas to find the salty so ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 30th 2003 by Tapestry Press (first published April 1st 2003)
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the information is fine
but the guy tries to be funny
and isnt
like alex trebeck
but worse
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