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Words to the Whys: The Reasons We Use the Words We Do Randall K. Bell

Words to the Whys: The Reasons We Use the Words We Do

Randall K. Bell

Published August 11th 2008
ISBN : 9781606103265
Paperback
450 pages
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Why is the strawberry so named? Why do we call a portable clock a watch? Since semi means ahalf, a why is a large truck called that? If French fries did not originate in France, why do we call them that? Why are divisions of an hour called minutesMoreWhy is the strawberry so named? Why do we call a portable clock a watch? Since semi means ahalf, a why is a large truck called that? If French fries did not originate in France, why do we call them that? Why are divisions of an hour called minutes and seconds? Why is an alcoholic beverage in the evening a nightcap? Originally, why did people eat dinner in the morning? Why is an armored vehicle called a tank? How did the kite get its name? Why is zero in tennis love? Why is womenas swimwear called the bikini? Why is a bank clerk a teller? Why is an American sandwich called the hot dog? How did Velcro get its name? Why is the building at an airport called a terminal? aFore!a Why do golfers shout this? Why is it actors can be in the limelight? Why was an American bird named turkey? Originally, what did it mean to feel lousy? Since vultures are bald, why is the American bald eagle called that? What musical instrument was named after an insect? Why do parachutists yell aGeronimo!a? How did dominoes get its name? Why was cowboy headgear called a aten-gallon hata? Why is the goal in football called a touchdown? How could noon originally have occurred in the afternoon? Why is bowling three strikes a turkey? Why is a caras instrument panel a dashboard? How did the butterfly get its name? What does the name coconut mean? Excellent for partygoers, educators, and public speakers, or to read just for fun! And if youare not careful, you might even learn something.