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Phone (415) 393-0100
Price Members of Mechanics' Institute FREE; Public $12
Age Suitability None Specified

The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words.... with author Phil Cousineau

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 6:00p

Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity. The words themselves range from commonplace—like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers—to loanwords including “chaparral,” from the Basque shepherds who came to the American West; words from myths, such as “hector. Whether ancient or brand new, all the words included in The Painted Word reveal the deep history and mystery of words and language.

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Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room
57 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94162
(415) 393-0101
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