Why Do We Say It?

Why Do We Say It?

The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use

Book - 1985
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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.

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Castle, c1985.
ISBN: 9781555210106
1555210104
Characteristics: 286 pages ;,21 cm.

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