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5.0 out of 5 stars A Word In Your Shell-Like
A great book for looking at etymology of phrases that we use. Useful as a study aid for students setting out on the study of English language, too.
Published on 13 May 2012 by Tungolwittigan

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1.0 out of 5 stars Move along .. nothing to see here.
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.
Published on 10 July 2009 by DC


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Word In Your Shell-Like, 13 May 2012
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A great book for looking at etymology of phrases that we use. Useful as a study aid for students setting out on the study of English language, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase, 9 May 2013
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I have been amazed to find out where some of the sayings
that we use in everyday conversation have come from.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Move along .. nothing to see here., 10 July 2009
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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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mildly interesting, 13 April 2011
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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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good on 80's and 90's, 18 Dec. 2005
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This would be a useful book for an old fogey who isn't aware of current phrases and wants to keep up with Grandchildren-but only if they are in their 20's and 30's ......so why bother????
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