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5.0 out of 5 stars A FANTASTIC FOLLOW-UP
RED HERRINGS was my favourite book of last year and now (just as my friends were breathing a sigh of relief that I had stopped dragging every conversation round to the weird and wonderful origins of the words we use every day) here comes the sequel and it's even better. Did you know, for instance, that 'buttering someone up' comes from the ancient Hindu custom of throwing...
Published on 21 Sept. 2005 by Gaby Morgan

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1.0 out of 5 stars So full of inaccuracies and made up explainations that you can't trust it
I recently found this little book languishing on the bookshelf at home, literally gathering dust, and wondered why I hadn't actually read it. So I gave it a go. Within a dozen pages, the reason that I had abandoned the book came back to me...

I ploughed my way through the first section; nautical origins and (bear in mind I am no expert) spotted half a dozen...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really is the "Bee's Knees", 17 July 2009
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As always, great products and great service. Amazon is usualy the first place I look for most items.

Tony.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 12 Feb. 2015
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Quite a good coffee/bedside table,not sure about one or two of the origins stated but all in all ok
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, 26 April 2013
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Interseting to find out the origins of many common words and phrases . . . . . . . .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Feb. 2015
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Love this book, cannot put it down. quick delivery. Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read., 15 Nov. 2014
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Albert Jack can do no wrong. An amazing read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Jan. 2015
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Bought as a present - very much appreciated
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Jan. 2015
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Lovely item, speedy delivery. Many thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 12 Feb. 2015
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just reading it, so far so good
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality., 12 Dec. 2014
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Interesting book. Good quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Oct. 2014
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brill good reading
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Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day
Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day by Albert Jack (Mass Market Paperback - 28 Aug. 2008)
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