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What's in a Word?

What's in a Word? Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases

By Webb Garrison
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.35 Stars

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On 7/19 Katie Graf wrote: This review is for “What’s in a Word?: Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Words and Phrases”, written by Webb Garrison. I found this book to be a very fun read. It is one of those great coffee table books. It is the kind of book that you glance through when you have a few minutes here and ... What's in a Word?

Katie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/2 MrsDrPoe wrote: For my next Reading Review, I present to you...What's in a Word by Webb Garrison. I was provided a free copy of this book to read and review by the BookSneeze website. This book is essentially a collection of very brief histories of words and phrases that are common to the English language. It is ... MrsDrPoe: What's in a Word

MrsDrPoe's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/6 mandar talvekar wrote: Are you one of those who subscribes to AWAD and The Hot Word daily newsletter or RSS feeds? Are you fascinated by words? Have you ever wondered how different words come together to mean something or how in the hands of a supreme author mere letters on paper acquire such power? Have you ever wondered ... Book Review: What's in a Word? Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases by Webb Garrison

mandar's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/4 That Chick That Reads wrote: This is actually one of my favorite books right now! It’s crazy how our language and way of saying things has changed so much over the years. For example: Lingerie back in day was just a type of linen that was made for dresses but women liked the feel of it on their skin, thus now it became attached ... interesting

That Chick That Reads' Rating:

3 Stars

On 2/23 Nico Zarate wrote: My first review.: kinda rusty. Thankfully, the book was worse. Don’t get me wrong. Cool idea.; A lot of interesting stuff. But frankly, it is useless. When I say useless I don’t mean I didn’t learn anything. What I am saying is it does not seem to fulfill its purpose. The fact is, its not a very ... Alrighty then.

Nico's Rating:

3 Stars

On 12/31 Shannon Christman wrote: A posthumous republication of a book about word origins seems a strange offering for a book review program from a publisher known mainly for popular books about Christianity, but etymology interests me, so I ordered a copy. Unlike many word-origin books, What's In a Word? by Webb Garrison is not arranged ... Book Review: What's in a Word

Shannon's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/18 Jean Fischer wrote: If you love discovering the origins of words and phrases, check out this book by Webb Garrison. This is the sort of book that you can read in small bites. Filled with trivia, it is guaranteed to inspire out-of-the-ordinary dinner table conversation. Here’s a teaser: Do you know what it really means ... What's In a Word? Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases

Jean's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/18 Bina wrote: Title: What's In A Word ~ Fascinating stories of more than 350 everyday words and phrases I opted to review this book from as my children are always asking "what does that mean?" and "why do we say that?" and I thought they would love the information provided.I was usual :)This ... What's In A Word: Book Review

Bina's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/11 Heather Kelm wrote: If you can tell by looking at my left side bar, I am an avid reader. I have always been. I can remember climbing up into the front yard tree with my book, mini boom box and blanket to curl up in the cradle of branches and read for hours (while listening to the radio). My Mom would take me to the used ... "What's in a Word?" - a book review

Heather's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/11 Lena Christine wrote: I've been reading a page or two here and there of the book What's In A Word by Webb Garrison for quite some time. On those days when I just needed something small to make me giggle I would flip open the book and read a few lines, never to be disappointed. I finally finished the book a few weeks ago ... What's In A Word?

Lena's Rating:

5 Stars