The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions (Discover the True Stories Behind the English Language's 64 Most Popular Idioms (Etymology Book, ... English Grammar and Idioms, Gift for Readers)

The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions (Discover the True Stories Behind the English Language's 64 Most Popular Idioms (Etymology Book, ... English Grammar and Idioms, Gift for Readers) by James McGuire 1732512604 9781732512603
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The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origin stories behind the English languages most common sayings!

Nobody thinks twice about sayings like "bite the bullet" and "the cats out of the bag." But the strange and wonderful origins of these expressions are far from arbitrary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Within this book, you will discover:

Why do we say an unwell person is "under the weather"? It goes back to when sickly sailors and seafarers had to rest below deck!
How come sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle is called "riding shotgun"? In the Wild West, passengers had a crucial job: packing heat and preventing highway robberies!
Whats up with the phrase, "cat got your tongue"? Heres a hint: It doesnt have anything to do with cats!

With over 100 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Read up on this fascinating history of the English languages 64 most popular idioms, and you will know what it really means when you say "pass with flying colors," "bury the hatchet," and "rest on your laurels"!

Author: James McGuire

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 144

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

Publication Date: 2019-01-28


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