Anonyponymous

The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words

by John Bemelmans Marciano

Hardcover, 152 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $18 | purchase

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Anonyponymous
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The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words
Author
John Bemelmans Marciano

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Book Summary

A collection of short etymological essays shares the whimsical stories behind many everyday terms, expressions and practices, from the Earl of Sandwich's invention of the meat-and-bread combination to Etienne de Silhouette's money-saving alternative to the portrait.

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