Angling in the English Stream: 100 Ordinary English Words: Caught, Filleted, and Served Up in Tasty Little Essays
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“Words can be as slippery as minnows,” says Schelhaas. “No matter how we try to squeeze them into our hands and make them stay put, they refuse. In my own short life I have seen a number of words dramatically shift in meaning.” From alas to yahoo, Schelhaas spotlights 100 common words in Angling in the English Stream. 100 ordinary English words are caught, filleted, and served up in tasty little essays, usually introducing the word with a personal anecdote, then delving into the word’s historical roots, and often concluding essays with analogies to the Christian life.
Dordt College Press
Sioux Center, Iowa
English language, etymology, vocabulary
Christianity | English Language and Literature
Schelhaas, David, "Angling in the English Stream: 100 Ordinary English Words: Caught, Filleted, and Served Up in Tasty Little Essays" (2003). Books by Dordt Authors. 26.