He explodes various folk etymologies about English sayings - some of which were believable and some not. Very well researched.Published 17 months ago by RAF engine fitter (rtd.)
People often wonder what is - or rather, what may be - the origin of certain words and phrases; and some of the answers to these questions are as various and as ingenious as they... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ralph Blumenau
This is the best book on the subject of derivation of idioms - manners of speaking!
One lesson is that such words or phrases do NOT originate, as a rule, from acronyms (e.g. Read more
I'm sure you spent hours compiling this collection but it was not worth it. However I would award five stars for a misleading title.
Very interesting. Well written. A joy to read about the origins (true and alleged) of phrases.Published on 19 Aug. 2009 by Marcos Javier Garcia
I found this book interesting but it failed to keep my attention. I have shelved it as a reference book as I am sure it will be helpful to me one day.Published on 12 Feb. 2005 by Ms D. Clinton