Curious English Words and Phrases : The Truth Behind the Expressions We Use, Paperback / softback Book

Curious English Words and Phrases : The Truth Behind the Expressions We Use Paperback / softback

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Have you ever wondered where terms like `end of your tether', `gets my goat' or `letting ones hair down' come from? Or why we call some people `geezers', `sugar daddies' or `lounge lizards'? Or where the words `eavesdropping', `nickname' and `D-Day' come from?

They are just a few of the many words and phrases that language expert Max Cryer examines in this fact-filled and fun new book.

Max explains where these curious expressions come from, what they mean and how they are used.

Along the way he tells a host of colourful anecdotes and dispels quite a few myths - Did Churchill originate the phrase `black dog'? And if `ivory tower' can be found in the Bible, why has its meaning changed so drastically?

Curious English Words and Phrases is a treasure trove for lovers of language.

Informative, amusing and value for money, this book is `the real McCoy'.

From `couch potato' to `Bob's your uncle', you'll find the explanation here!

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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  • Category: Language: history & general works
  • ISBN: 9781925335873

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