Stories that Words Tell Us, history (for children)  told through etymology (1918) - Elizabeth O'Neill

Stories that Words Tell Us, history (for children) told through etymology (1918)

By Elizabeth O'Neill

  • Release Date: 2009-02-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Description

Etymology for children, first published in 1918. "Nearly all children must remember times when a word they know quite well and use often has suddenly seemed very strange to them. Perhaps they began repeating the word half to themselves again and again, and wondered why they had never noticed before what a queer word it is. Then generally they have forgotten all about it, and the next time they have used the word it has not seemed strange at all."