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The Complete Idiot"s Guide to Weird Word Origins

by Paul McFedries

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Published by Penguin USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24267973M
ISBN 109781436269308, 9781592577811, 9781436269339

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oronym (plural oronyms) A word or phrase that sounds the same as another word or phrase.Paul McFedries, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins, page An oronym that comes from mishearing the lyrics of a song is most often called a mondegreen. A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information.

This week, John looks at the weird origins of 40 words such .