Devious Derivations (Hardcover)

Popular Misconceptions--And More Than 1,000 True Origins of Common Words and Phrases

By Hugh Rawson

Castle Books, 9780785817000, 245pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

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This complete summary packed with colorful and educational anecdotes offers information about the odd origins of such diverse words and phrases as condom, sirloin, horse latitudes, harlot, and shyster.