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Why Do We Say It?: The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use

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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format. Useful for reference and fun just for browsing, this book is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and enjoy doing it. The hardcover edition makes a wonderful gift for readers and writers, scholars and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.

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An interesting look at the origins of the words, expressions and cliches we say everyday.

 

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An interesting look at the origins and evolution of the words, expressions, and cliches of the modern English language.

 

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The stories behind the words and phrases we use.

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rohanchakraborty, December 24, 2008 (view all comments by rohanchakraborty)
i already commemnted but as i lost my book I want a free copy of the same.Pls help!!

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rohanchakraborty, December 24, 2008 (view all comments by rohanchakraborty)
I accidently read this book but now I recommend this great book to every one in my Institute and organisation and frends circle.
This book is not any great best-seller or big name in itself but it reveals the origin of a WORD,CLICHES,EXPRESSIONS that we use in our talks, without knowing its real/origin meaning and importance.
GREAT WORK,POWELL.
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ISBN:
9781555210106
Author:
Castle Books
Publisher:
Castle Books
Editor:
Castle Books
Author:
Castle Books
Location:
Secaucus, N.J. :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
English language -- Terms and phrases.
Subject:
Sale Adult - Language Arts
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Subject:
Reference-Etymology
Subject:
Common phrases and cliches
Subject:
Origin of language expressions
Subject:
New vocabulary and expressions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
86-1
Publication Date:
20091129
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
Sale Adult - Language Arts

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An interesting look at the origins of the words, expressions and cliches we say everyday.

 

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An interesting look at the origins and evolution of the words, expressions, and cliches of the modern English language.

 

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