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Word Myths

Author : David Wilton
ISBN : 9780199740833
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Do you "know" that posh comes from an acronym meaning "port out, starboard home"? That "the whole nine yards" comes from (pick one) the length of a WWII gunner's belt; the amount of fabric needed to make a kilt; a sarcastic football expression? That Chicago is called "The Windy City" because of the bloviating habits of its politicians, and not the breeze off the lake? If so, you need this book. David Wilton debunks the most persistently wrong word histories, and gives, to the best of our actual knowledge, the real stories behind these perennially mis-etymologized words. In addition, he explains why these wrong stories are created, disseminated, and persist, even after being corrected time and time again. What makes us cling to these stories, when the truth behind these words and phrases is available, for the most part, at any library or on the Internet? Arranged by chapters, this book avoids a dry A-Z format. Chapters separate misetymologies by kind, including The Perils of Political Correctness (picnics have nothing to do with lynchings), Posh, Phat Pommies (the problems of bacronyming--the desire to make every word into an acronym), and CANOE (which stands for the Conspiracy to Attribute Nautical Origins to Everything). Word Myths corrects long-held and far-flung examples of wrong etymologies, without taking the fun out of etymology itself. It's the best of both worlds: not only do you learn the many wrong stories behind these words, you also learn why and how they are created--and what the real story is.

A Dictionary Of The Sacred Language Of All Scriptures And Myths Routledge Revivals

Author : G Gaskell
ISBN : 9781317589426
Genre : Religion
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G. A. Gaskell’s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference book for students of theology or the history of religion.

Old Is Not A Dirty Word

Author : Wallace Claus Matsen
ISBN : 1881907279
Genre : Ageism
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Weaving A Lexicon

Author : D. Geoffrey Hall
ISBN : 026258249X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The contributors to this volume examine the multidimensional way in which infants and children acquire the lexicon of their native language.

Tree Of Souls

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195327137
Genre : Religion
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From tales of Adam, Moses, and other biblical figures, to the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and moon, an anthology of Jewish myth presents seven hundred key stories and through extensive commentary places them in context with the literature of the world.

The Bible Word Of God Or Words Of Men

Author : Daniel Joseph Malane
ISBN : 9781453566091
Genre : Religion
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The Bible;"Word of God" or words of men? With modern Bible Scholarship and historical fact this book exposes the outrageous hoax of modern Bible Prophecy, the "left behind" myth, the "rapture" and the "War of Armageddon" falacies, and puts these myths in their proper historical perspective. Has anyone ever informed you that "you are going to Hell", because the Bible said so? Besides being shocked and hurt, did you have a reasonable answer for this person who believed to forsee your eternal destiny? Learn the conclusions of modern Bible Scholarship, and the real reasons why the Bible is not the inerrant, infallible "Word of God" that Christian Fundamentalist use to base their threats on. Pictures and descriptions of the oldest known New Testament Greek manucripts are detailed; The Saint John Fragment, c.125AD pictured in actual size on the front cover, the oldest known NT manuscript fragment. Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest manuscript containing the entire New Testament (dated 350AD), and others among the oldest known New Testament Greek Manuscripts available to mankind today for observation and study, are pictured and described. Mankind does not have the original manuscripts, and the ones we do have differ in their readings, no 2 manuscripts are identical. Differences in these existing manucripts, or "Variant readings" are thoroughly reviewed. The outrageous hoax of modern Bible Prophecy, the "left behind" myth, the "rapture" and the "War of Armageddon" falacies are critically examined and put in their proper historical perspective. Evidence for dates of the original New Testament books which have long since been lost or destroyed, and the 400 year history of the formation of the NT Canon, are examined and weighed against Christian Fundamentalist claims of Biblical inerrancy. Know the Truth about the Bible as you discuss these subjects with your "Born Again" and Christian Fundamentalist friends and family. Help them move on to a more mature spiritual worldview with this great book! Contents 1. Tracing the Word, or Logos from Heraclitus (500 BC) to the Gospel of John .. a. Heraclitus ............ b. The Stoics ........... c. Philo of Alexandria d. Gospel of John . 2. The New Testament Manuscripts and Variant Readings 3. New Testament Languages 4. Dates of the New Testament 5. The New Testament Canon . 6. Internal Conflicts within the New Testament a. Faith and Works b. Synoptics vs. John c. Genealogies of Jesus 7. Myth of The Promised Land 8. Bible Prophecy in Its Proper Perspective a. Eschatology and Apocalyptic Literature ... b. The Rapture Theory. c. The Abomination of Desolation d. Re- establishment of the State of Israel e. The Book of Revelations.. 9. Conclusion: The Bible; "Word of God" or Words of Men? To order select Paperback or Hardback above, press shopping cart or "enter". Select shipping preference from drop down arrow

Myths Legends Word Search

Author : Heather Quinlan
ISBN : 140272750X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Through the wonder of words, children can travel from the moors of Scotland, where the Loch Ness Monster dwells, to the forests of New Jersey in pursuit of the Jersey Devil. But they'll have to do some searching to find these incredible creatures: on every spread, there's one page filled with information about a legendary being--the Chinese Dragon, Latin American Chupacabra, Greek Minotaur--with special words highlighted in boldface. After reading this fascinating background, kids go to the puzzle and circle all the phrases that were singled out. It's a great combination of learning and fun.

Celtic Myths And Legends

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9780486119373
Genre : Social Science
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Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Cyclopaedia Of Biblical Theological And Ecclesiastical Literature

Author : John McClintock
Genre : Bible
File Size : 75. 64 MB
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Feng Shui Facts And Myths

Author : Larry Sang
ISBN : 9780964458345
Genre : Feng shui
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This book will provide you with deeper information on the Chinese cultural traditions of Feng Shui and Astrology.

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