Why Do We Say It?

Why Do We Say It?

The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use

Book - 1986
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Grand Central Pub

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 and evolution of the words, expressions, and cliches of the modern English language.

Baker & Taylor
Alphabetically-arranged reference that explains the diverse origins of both common and unusual words, expressions, and cliches

Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Castle, 1986, c1985
ISBN: 9781555210106
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 21 cm


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