Howard Richler’s “Strange Bedfellows”

Like the rest of us, words have baggage. Through eons of usage, they take on new meanings and often bring only a shade of their origins into modern parlance. If you’ve never given etymology (the origins of words) much thought, Howard Richler’s “Strange Bedfellows: The Secret Lives of Words” may give you an interesting sense of the strange evolutions that have led to the language we use every day. I review the book today on Rover‘s website.

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