This book was light and fun to browse, often telling me new slants on words I thought I already know the origins of. Read morePublished 8 months ago by joanne rose
I'm a business major foreign student. I will say my English is quite good, but it's always difficult to understand slangs and retro talks. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Meng Liu
Easily digestible in short bursts. This is an amusing book containing information an inch deep and a mile wide. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fenrix
There is a lot of interesting info and I like the way it is divided by subject area. You will definitely learn things you did not know. Read morePublished 18 months ago by bb hh
I enjoy reading the backgrounds of our idiomatic phrases. This book fills in stuff about sometimes-forgotten phrases and where they originated, and does it in a very readable way.Published on March 17, 2012 by Captain Vere
Packed with fun facts, this book is a breezy read filled with 'ah-ha!' moments. Phrases are organized by catagory, and meaning are given in a paragraph or two. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Naked Pagan
This book has been a trip down memory lane. Not that I'm that old, but having heard many of these terms from older relatives, it's fun to findout where they came from. 'Davenport'? Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by OmniChu
We were delighted with the publication ... the roots of so many of our sayings lie in the most unexpected places.
Woodland Hills, Ca.
I loved finding out about the origins of all of these common phrases. Some I had never even heard of, but some I had an idea of where they came from. Quite an interesting read. Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by Sarabara