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101 Words and How They Began

by Arthur Steckler

From the book: The words we use have come from many different sources. Some of them came from languages thousands of years old. Others came from some of the almost three thousand different languages that are spoken today around the world. Some words came to us from slang, others from the Bible or from science. Some came from the initials of other words. This book presents the origins of 101 words categorized under people; animals; things that grow; things we eat, drink, wear, ride, use, and enjoy; and other things.

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