Why Do We Say It? (C9983)

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Why Do We Say It? reveals the true meaning of everyday words, phrases and sayings. How did lolli­pops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? Fascinating book explains the intriguing origins and significance of hundreds of unusual words, terms and expressions. Alphabetized for easy reference. Hard cover. 286 pages.

Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Feb 28, 2016
Great Publication. It is more appealing than I expected.
More informaative than I expected.
Feb 20, 2016
A little disapointing
Many of the words and phrases were very old and obscure. I was hoping for info on more modern idioms. Some of it is interesting. Not a total waste of money.
Jan 29, 2016
Wonderful book
This is a great book with interesting facts about why we say the things that we say!
Jan 18, 2016
Clever book
This was a reasonably priced book of trivia. If you have a trivia-loving person in your life, this would be the perfect gift.
Dec 12, 2015
OK
READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SAYINGS
Nov 25, 2015
enjoyable
i had fun a time reading interesting things to my wife ,i read a lot at night and had fun reading this book . very enjoyable. some expressions seem like they were from old england and i hadnt heard of them before, but most were things we hear every day and was fun to find its origans
Oct 15, 2015
An interesting read
I am interested in finding out things like why we say certain things, etc., so it was fun to read.
Oct 10, 2015
My grandson really enjoyed this book
Product arrived in perfect condition
Sep 03, 2015
We would recommend this book.
#1 the book doesn't have all the phrases we know. #2 It is fun to read those sayings and meanings we do know #3 it is an easy read
Sep 01, 2015
Sometimes inaccurate but always entertaining
Fun and interesting, but not always accurate, particularly with expressions coming from religion. If experts disagree on the origin of a term, only presents one side as if it is fact. Uses outdated terms such as Mohammedan instead of Muslim. Well written, easy to read, entertaining, and usually correct.
Jan 03, 2015
Interesting Read! "Why Do We Say It?"
My grand-daughter is always asking why we say something or another, so I bought this book to (hopefully) give her a tool to look it up and learn for herself. So far, it has not been helpful, but it does contain some interesting sayings and their origin.
Feb 19, 2014
Fun and intersting
this book was fun and interesting to read. Kids get use it daily to discover useful info on words.
Feb 08, 2014
VERY INFORMATIVE.....
VERY INFORMATIVE AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM THIS LITTLE BOOK.
Dec 23, 2013
Interesting book!
I thought this was a very interesting book. It contained many interesting expressions we use, however I agree with one reviewer that there were many expressions not included. I was glad I purchased it for the price.
Dec 21, 2013
GREAT BOOK
just so many interesting things in here...so many I never thought about but now make sense.
Nov 13, 2013
CUTE FUNNY INTERESTING!!!
IT IS CUTE. WILL BE USED AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE TO KEEP CONVERSATIONS GOING IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION.
Jun 02, 2013
Wonderful
Overall great read! I only found a couple were a little difficult to read. The one I was looking for wasn't in this book - "waiting with baited breath." Darn!
Jul 05, 2012
GOOD TITLE
IF YOU LIKE TRIVIA THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. I HAD FUN READING IT WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY WHILE WE LET OUR DINNER SETTLE BEFORE DESSERT. IT STIRRED UP SOME GREAT CONVERSATION & LAUGHS. STILL READING & LOVING IT.
Jan 02, 2012
Can't Stop!
Don't start reading or you'll be unable to put it down.
Dec 15, 2011
Love it!!
I wanted to know, with this book I soon will know. For me, being a child of the sixties, it is quite educational.
Dec 10, 2011
Interesting reading
Great tidbits of information.
Dec 03, 2011
Very interesting book
Bought this for a friend for Christmas know he is going to like it because he is always trying to find out where things first started from
Nov 17, 2011
GOOD - BUT INCOMPLETE
I looked through this book - "Till the cows came home" - and that's an example of one that was NOT in there!!!!
Oct 24, 2011
Great purchase!
Lot of value.
Nov 10, 2010
fun book
Very interesting where phrases and words originated. Great for when you just want to read a little because there is no problem stopping anywhere. Glad I bought it. Nicely alphabetized too.
Oct 26, 2010
still reading so far interesting
Find it imformative
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