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Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas: Popular Expressions-What They Mean and How We Got Them

Spilling the Beans on the Cat s Pajamas Popular Expressions What They Mean and How We Got Them Make no bones about it here s a grand slam for anyone seeking the meanings of catch phrases and quotes that enrich our everyday speech It rounds up the usual suspects hundreds of expressions that keep

  • Title: Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas: Popular Expressions-What They Mean and How We Got Them
  • Author: Judy Parkinson
  • ISBN: 9781606521717
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Make no bones about it here s a grand slam for anyone seeking the meanings of catch phrases and quotes that enrich our everyday speech It rounds up the usual suspects hundreds of expressions that keep our language flourishing and makes them easy to find in an A to Z format If all goes according to plan, you ll soon know The expressions all that glitters is no Make no bones about it here s a grand slam for anyone seeking the meanings of catch phrases and quotes that enrich our everyday speech It rounds up the usual suspects hundreds of expressions that keep our language flourishing and makes them easy to find in an A to Z format If all goes according to plan, you ll soon know The expressions all that glitters is not gold and apple of the eye have each been in use for than 1,000 years To bark up the wrong tree comes from the sport of raccoon hunting The big enchilada was used to describe someone on the infamous Watergate tapes Flavor of the month was a generic advertising phrase of the mid 1940s used to describe new ice cream flavors Baker s dozen is 13, one than the standard dozen, and goes back to medieval times, when Henry III called for the severe punishment of any bakers caught shortchanging customers English bakers developed the habit of including an extra loaf of bread when asked for a dozen to ensure that they wouldn t be condemned Drop of a hat alludes to the frontier practice of dropping a hat as a signal for a boxing or wrestling match to begin, usually the only formality observed Sleep tight dates back to when beds were made of rope and straw Before going to sleep at night, people would have to pull the ropes tight, as they would have loosened during the course of the previous night s sleep With this clever book on hand, you ll never have to throw in the towel during a battle of wits Make this and all of the Blackboard Books tm a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you ll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

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    1. This book contains a vast array of English expression and their meaning and origin. As always with books of these kind, some are really interesting while other you do not really care you. Languages are infinite and we tend to use the same words over and over again ergo this is not a book to really learn much English (chances are you'll end up using from now on three expression you learn from this book and no more) but to get to know how it got there. Me being a language geek, I enjoy learning th [...]

    2. Have you ever wondered exactly where some of our more common phrases come from? Judy Parkinson sets out to give a brief definition and history of some colorful, common English sayings.I found this book interesting and I learned a lot. For example, "Put a sock in it!" comes from the days of the old gramophones. They didn't have volume controls, so to turn the record player down, owners would put a sock inside the bell the sound emerged from.While I did enjoy learning the meaning behind some of th [...]

    3. Blurb: Strike while the iron's hot and bone up on the origins of your favorite expressions. Cat got your tongue? Well, for Pete's sake, use this collection of colorful expressions to enrich your everyday speech. This book spills the beans on our best-loved euphemisms and most curious sayings, explaining their fascinating origins and the remarkable stories that surround them. It rounds up the usual suspects -- the catch phrases, quotations, and expressions that keep our language flourishing -- an [...]

    4. A bit of a nothing book - no doubt easily put together from plenty of existing sources with some reasonable illustrations. The explanations are interesting enough, although some seem fanciful and many I already knew. My favourite snippets that I didn't already know ."To Come up to Scratch"In the days of prize fighting, under London Prize Ring Rules, introduced in 1839, a round ended when a fighter was knocked down. After 30 seconds rest each fighter than had 8 seconds to return to a point in the [...]

    5. My sister gave me this pretty little book for Christmas, which was great because it's not the type of book I would usually think about buying for myself. The title might leave you wondering exactly what this book is about, but the subtitle helps to explain: Popular Expressions - What They Mean and Where We Got Them.The book looks at some of the well-known phrases and proverbs which appear in the English language and explains what they mean and how they originated. Do you know what 'to shoot the [...]

    6. Mostly read is more accurate as I haven't quite finished this book. I am, however, close and with a book like this which consists of a paragraph or two per subject, nothing will be drastically different by the time I finish. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book's explanations for some of our more common phrases in English. Note-it's English phrases, not American ones, but at least 95% of the phrases in the book are familiar to me so any English/American speaker can enjoy the history of some of ou [...]

    7. A book about common euphemistic phrases, listing many such with their accepted meaning, or meanings if usage has changed over the years, together with some information about origins and earliest known use. It makes mostly amusing, and occasionally macabre reading as they are common phrases that most of us are aware of without always knowing the background. I was surprised by some of the information. For example ‘Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ has nothing to do with monke [...]

    8. I love this kind of stuff and enjoyed many of the explanations and origins for the popular expressions. However, the selection wasn't the best. A lot were so obvious that they didn't need explanation: "zip it", "back to square one", etc. I think you can guess where those came from (and you'd be right). Furthermore, for far too many, it said that the origins are unknown, or at best gave pretty bogus sounding theories. If you're going to write a book on this, pick ones you can find the answers to. [...]

    9. I have a love for language, especially sayings and expressions. It is interesting to learn the root of some of those famous quips. That is exactly what this book does, and it does it very well.I have to admit, there was not one I didn't hear at one point in my life. Though I had gotten some mixed up. I always knew of the Gift Horse, but I thought you kicked a gift horse in the mouth not looked a gift horse in the mouth. If I hadn't read this book I would still be saying it wrong.I highly recomme [...]

    10. I have wanted to read this book for quite some time because I have found myself fascinated with common sayings and wanting to know more about their origins. This book was a very quick and easy read all while being informative. My only complaint is that I felt that some of the explanations on certain adages could have been longer while some could've been shortened up. All in all an entertaining read.

    11. A nifty little book chock full of all those phrases that you hear everyday but still boggle the mind from time to time. Easily used as a reference book should you have an encounter with an unknown phrase, but also perfect for random fact lovers the world over as the meaning behind some of the phrases is certainly obscure but where they originated from is all the more curious.

    12. Fun, fun, fun. A perfect book for anyone who loves words and reading. We have so many funky, unique expressions in the English language and I, like most people, have no idea where some of these phrases come from. This fun little book It would be a fantastic gift for that English major friend of yours and a great addition to a coffee table for entertaining reading.

    13. I have noted this as 2 stars more for myself than there being anything wrong with the book. It wasn't what I was expecting and I found it quite boring. The author has clearly done a lot of research though.

    14. I enjoyed this book--I love finding out the roots of words and phrases. I also gave this book to a friend who speaks English as a second language--she's really enjoying finding out about the idioms, as well.

    15. There's many a lemon dries up unsqueezed.No newis is bettir than evill newis.He that hath ben ones begyled by some other ought to kepe hym wel from the same.There the flode is deppist the water standis stillist.

    16. A fun book of sayings and their origins. Most I'd heard of but some were new to me. It's amazing how many had originated from Bible scripture. Like I said, a fun book. It's the cat's pajamas! Trivia lovers will surely get some ammunition out of the info in this book!

    17. There wasn't an expression in the book I needed telling what it meant, and most of the time I knew the origin as well.

    18. Informative enough, but not exactly presented in the most interesting way, and not as selective as I'd like -- some of them seem obvious to me, anyway.

    19. A decent coffee table read however a lot of the explanations are either common sense or follow "may have" or "probably was"

    20. A fanciful review of hundreds of idiomatic expressions used in daily lingo which explains their derivation and some of their history. An easy read.

    21. Fun book, quick read. Gives short histories behind various idiomatic expressions in English. Some I knew; most I didn't.

    22. Some lovely and useful expressions are there in this book. But there are some really simple ones as well like 'rule of thumb' and 'hue and cry'.Overall, it's a refreshing and enriching read.

    23. This book is a light read. It's fun to read the origins of English idioms and come to a clearer understanding of how it started and from where it has come.

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