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.

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  1. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Publication. It is more appealing than I expected.

    More informaative than I expected.

  2. star star empty_star empty_star empty_star 2.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  3. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful book

    This is a great book with interesting facts about why we say the things that we say!

  4. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  5. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OK

    READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SAYINGS

  6. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    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

  7. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An interesting read

    I am interested in finding out things like why we say certain things, etc., so it was fun to read.

  8. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My grandson really enjoyed this book

    Product arrived in perfect condition

  9. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    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

  10. star star star empty_star empty_star 3.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  11. star star star empty_star empty_star 3.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  12. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun and intersting

    this book was fun and interesting to read. Kids get use it daily to discover useful info on words.

  13. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY INFORMATIVE.....

    VERY INFORMATIVE AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM THIS LITTLE BOOK.

  14. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  15. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BOOK

    just so many interesting things in here...so many I never thought about but now make sense.

  16. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    CUTE FUNNY INTERESTING!!!

    IT IS CUTE. WILL BE USED AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE TO KEEP CONVERSATIONS GOING IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION.

  17. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    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!

  18. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  19. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Stop!

    Don't start reading or you'll be unable to put it down.

  20. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  21. star star star empty_star empty_star 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting reading

    Great tidbits of information.

  22. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    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

  23. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    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!!!!

  24. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    Lot of value.

  25. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

  26. star star star empty_star empty_star 3.0 out of 5 stars

    still reading so far interesting

    Find it imformative

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