Tag: word origin

Missouri S&T professor’s book uncovers the origin of ‘jazz’

Posted by on December 9, 2015

A new book written by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher explores how the term “jazz” became a common word in the English language. The book is a result of over 25 years of research on the subject.

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UMR professor writes book on origin of ‘hot dog’

Posted by on November 29, 2004

Dr. Gerald Cohen, a professor of foreign languages at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has just published a 300-page book Origin of the Term ‘Hot Dog’ together with word sleuths Barry Popik and the late David Shulman.

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