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Why Do We Say It? : The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use
by Castle Books


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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format.  Read more...


 
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Overview

How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format. Useful for reference and fun just for browsing, this book is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and enjoy doing it. The hardcover edition makes a wonderful gift for readers and writers, scholars and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781555210106
  • ISBN-10: 1555210104
  • Publisher: Booksales
  • Publish Date: March 1991
  • Page Count: 286
  • Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.5 x 1.03 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.96 pounds


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