Thursday, November 12, 2009

What To Read?

Every wonder where words came from?

Frisbee came from a Connecticut woman who made pies.
Tantalize came via a Greek myth about a misbehaving son of Zeus.

Silhouette came from a French finance minister.

Are you intrigued as I am? Believe me when I was listening to this story on Morning Edition I knew this book would end up on What To Read. Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words written by John Bemelmans Marciano is a discovery of word origins. I'm sure it will be a truly fascinating book and provide some great cocktail party banter

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