4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2009
Yaaawn. I thought that this would be a really interesting exposition about the development of idiomatic language. It's not. It's just more of Mr. Rees' re-hashed paperbacks of 'off the wall' or whatever they were called. Don't bother. If you do ... I bet you don't finish it.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2011
Probably expected too much of this publication - thought it would take everyday sayings and explain their origin, which it does to an extent, but still falls very short.