HEAVENS TO BETSY by Charles Funk

HEAVENS TO BETSY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An enthusiastic etymologist continues his explorations-Thereby Hangs a Tale probed curious word origins- and here has revised, greatly enlarged and amended A Hog on Ice- an inquiry into phrases which have become parts of our speech. This cliche research reveals the antecedents, literary, historical or just happenstance, and the age of phrases which were coined and adjoined to our language, and it's a pleasant pastime. Line spots by Tom Funk brighten the text.

Publisher: Harper