- Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (28 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141039566
- ISBN-13: 978-0141039565
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day Mass Market Paperback – 28 Aug 2008
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Where is the last chance saloon?
Who was Gordon Bennett?
Why isn't red tape black?
Why do we have a hunch, get the cold shoulder or laugh like a drain?
Why do we say skinflint, dressed up to the nines and out of the blue - and, of course, shaggy dog stories and black sheep?
We use these phrases every day and yet have little or no idea where many of them come from. Here, Albert Jack, author of the bestselling Red Herrings and White Elephants, takes us on another rollercoaster ride through the fascinating origins of hundreds of our favourite expressions (and comes up trumps). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Alber Jack has become something of a publishing phenomenon, clocking up hundreds of thousands of sales with his series of bestselling adventures tracing the fantastic stories behind everyday phrases (Red Herrings and White Elephants), the world's great mysteries (Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs) and nursery rhymes (Pop Goes the Weasel). When not engaged in research, Albert Jack lives somewhere between Guildford and Cape Town, where he divides his time between fast living and slow horses, neat vodka and untidy pubs.
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