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Phraseology: Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about Englishs Best Expressions
Phraseology: Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about Englishs Best Expressions Barbara Kipfer 1402212879 9781402212871 p>b>The Amazing Secrets of the Phrases We Use Everyday/b>/p>p
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Phraseology: Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about Englishs Best Expressions by Barbara Kipfer

p>b>The Amazing Secrets of the Phrases We Use Everyday/b>/p>p>Phraseology is the ultimate collection of everything you never knew about the wonderful phrases found in the English language. It contains information about phrase history and etymology; unusual, lost, or uncommon phrases; how phrases are formed; and more than 7,000 facts about common English phrases./p>p>Practical enough to be used as a reference book but so fun that every book lover will want to read it straight through, Phraseology contains such engrossing tidbits as:/p>ul>li>ACROSS THE BOARD is an allusion to the board displaying the odds in a horse race/li>li>ARTESIAN WELL gets its name from Artois, where such wells were first made/li>li>BEST MAN originated in Scotland, where the groom kidnapped his bride with the aid of friends, including the toughest and bravest - the best man./li>/ul

Author: Barbara Kipfer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Publication Date: 2008-10-01

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