The Facts on File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Ralph Waldo Emerson once described the English language as the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. We dip into this sea more often than we realize, sprinkling our writings and everyday conversations with words and phrases that are derived from other languages. This reference presents information on the origins and usage of more than 4000 of these expressions.

0816044597 ISBN
9780816044597 ISBN13
April 1st 2002 Publish Date