In words ranging from lollygag to quack, and phrases ranging from break a leg to shake a stick and from adam's apple to trip the light fantastic, Chrysti the Wordsmith digs behind the colorful language to uncover fascinating stories about the history of language itself.Second Course : More Word aamp; Phrase Origins Chrysti M. Smith, Chrysti (the Wordsmith.) ... But the Ojibwe natives, who traditionally dwelt in the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States, saw something else in the little striped ... English speakers rendered the word more Anglofriendly by pronouncing it a chipmunk.
|Author||:||Chrysti M. Smith, Chrysti (the Wordsmith.)|
|Publisher||:||Farcountry Press - 2006|