Synopses & Reviews
Be astounded and amused as you uncover the origins of some of the worlds most popular words and phrases! In Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man, Eamon Evans gives you a guide to the hidden history of the people and places that live on in our tongues. Ever wanted to know what "Peeping Tom" was peeping at? Was Nike the Greek goddess of victory? Did Captain Fudge regularly "fudge" his facts? Lord Cardigan really did love knitwear, and Parker really was nosey. Chauvin was a chauvinist, the Vandals were a destructive tribe, and the Zealots were an intolerant sect. Women call men "guys" because of Guy Fawkes, and a boycott wouldn't be a boycott without Charles Boycott. Sadly, Julius Caesar did not invent the Caesar salad, and chauffeurs have nothing to do with cars and everything to do with crime. Evans's humorous collection of common eponyms shares the stories behind words and phrases popular throughout the world. Insightful and witty, Lord Sandwich is original and entertaining and is sure to impress any sad sack.
About the Author
Eamon Evans is the author of The Godfather Was a Girl: Real people who inspired famous and infamous characters and Small Talk: Tailor-made trivia for every social occasion. Hes also aiming to produce a website at www.eamonevans.com.au before too long, and perhaps one day grow a beard.