WorldCat Identities

Funk, Charles Earle 1881-1957

Overview
Works: 71 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 9,447 library holdings
Genres: Terms and phrases  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PE1689, 422
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Most widely held works about Charles Earle Funk
 
Most widely held works by Charles Earle Funk
A hog on ice : and other curious expressions by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lexicographer compiles data on the origins and meanings of a treasury of more than four hundred curious sayings and expressions, from "letting the cat out of the bag" to "going on a wild-goose chase."
Heavens to Betsy! And other curious sayings by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of familiar American sayings with notes on their origins
Thereby hangs a tale; stories of curious word origins by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains "hundreds of words arranged alphabetically, with their derivationa, and the circumstances that brought them into our language
Horsefeathers, and other curious words by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of interesting words are discussed in this book together with those of more than six hundred other common terms like hallmark, kickshaw, polecat, sherry, talesman, torpedo and zodiac
Funk & Wagnalls new practical Standard dictionary of the English language by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

47 editions published between 1946 and 1962 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2107 curious word origins, sayings & expressions from white elephants to a song & dance by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains entertaining trivia about clichés, word origins, historic events, classical literature, and frontier humor used in the English language. It reveals the sometimes surprising, often amusing, and always fascinating roots of more than 2,000 vernacular words and expressions. From "kangaroo court" to "one-horse town", from "face the music" to "hocus-pocus," it tells the stories of hundreds of these sayings and the circumstances that brought them into our everyday speech
What's the name, please? A guide to the correct pronunciation of current prominent names by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

11 editions published between 1936 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls new Standard dictionary of the English language by Isaac K Funk( Book )

25 editions published between 1926 and 1958 in English and French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard Dictionary of the English Language - International Edition Combined with Britannica World Language Dictionary
Funk & Wagnalls new College Standard dictionary of the English language by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls new standard encyclopedia year book( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25,000 words, spelled, divided, and accented, for the use of stenographers, students, authors, and proof-readers by Louis A Leslie( Book )

5 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls new desk standard dictionary by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls new standard encyclopedia year book( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daily guide to knowledge by Frank H Vizetelly( Book )

6 editions published between 1936 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls "Standard" high school dictionary of the English language by Frank H Vizetelly( Book )

3 editions published between 1947 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk and Wagnalls Standard junior school dictionary of the English language by Charles Earle Funk( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funk & Wagnalls new Comprehensive "Standard" dictionary of the English language by Frank H Vizetelly( Book )

3 editions published between 1947 and 1955 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Funk, Charles E.

Languages
English (224)

French (1)

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Heavens to Betsy! And other curious sayingsThereby hangs a tale; stories of curious word originsHorsefeathers, and other curious words2107 curious word origins, sayings & expressions from white elephants to a song & dance