Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds (Hardcover)
Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins
Smithsonian Books (DC), 9781588342195, 280pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2004
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Praise For Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins…
“When he is not busting myths, the author (who runs the World Wide Words Web site) offers up origins of words and phrases that most readers will probably have wondered about. . . . The book is simply organized—alphabetically, of course—and endlessly illuminating. Quinion's research and documentation are impeccable, and when he needs to make a leap of imagination, he does so gracefully. For word lovers, this book is indispensable.”—David Pitt, Booklist