Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep - The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day (Broché)

Albert Jack

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  • Paru le : 01/11/2006
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Where is the last chance saloon ? Who were Gordon Bennett and Smart Aleck ? Why do we have a hunch, get the cold shoulder, laugh like a drain or get dressed up to the nines ? We use these phrases every day and yet have little or no idea where most of them come from. Here Albert Jack grasps the nettle and takes us on fascinating journey through the curious (and often bizarre) origins of hundreds of our favourite words and expressions.
Determined to chase each shaggy dog story to the bitter end, his discoveries are enlightening, entertaining and really come up trumps. So, don't dilly dally but use your loaf and give this book your seal of approval. It's the bee's knees !
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  • Date de parution : 01/11/2006
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-102425-9
  • EAN : 9780141024257
  • Format : Poche
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 255 pages
  • Poids : 0.185 Kg
  • Dimensions : 11,0 cm × 16,0 cm × 1,9 cm

Biographie d'Albert Jack

Passionate about words and the bizarre stories behind them, Albert Jack nailed his colours to the mast with Red Herrings and White Elephants. The book was an instant hit and was on the bestseller list for over sx months, selling in excess of 160 000 copies in hardback. It was serialized over three months in the Sunday Times and Albert became the resident language expert on ITV'S This Morning programme.
This is the much-requested sequel and it really is the bee's knees. Accept no imitations. Like many of his readers, Albert Jack now divides his time between Guildford and Bostwana. He is forty years old and has two children, neither of whom has ever asked him what's so bad about the Abominable Snowman.

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