Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words

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"Romance is everything," said Gertrude Stein. And for those of us in love with words, the origins of love words have their own romance. So what is the etymology of the word romance? And for that matter, why is it that a kiss is a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, and when two lovers woo they still say I love you? With wry wit and a wealth of word lore, Evan Morris, aka the Word Detective, answers these questions and traces the often surprising origins and evolution of the language of love--from flirtation to happily ever after ...

Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words 2004, Algonquin Books

ISBN-13: 9781565123502

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