The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origin stories behind the English languageƒ??s most common sayings!
Nobody thinks twice about sayings like ƒ??bite the bulletƒ?� and ƒ??the catƒ??s out of the bag.ƒ?� But the strange and wonderful origins of these expressions are far from arbitrary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Within this book, you will discover:
Why do we say an unwell person is ƒ??under the weatherƒ?�? It goes back to when sickly sailors and seafarers had to rest below deck!
How come sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle is called ƒ??riding shotgunƒ?�? In the Wild West, passengers had a crucial job: packing heat and preventing highway robberies!?ÿ
Whatƒ??s up with the phrase, ƒ??cat got your tongueƒ?�? Hereƒ??s a hint: It doesnƒ??t have anything to do with cats!?ÿ
With over 100 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Read up on this fascinating history of the English languageƒ??s 64 most popular idioms, and you will know what it really means when you say ƒ??pass with flying colors,ƒ?� ƒ??bury the hatchet,ƒ?� and ƒ??rest on your laurelsƒ?�!?ÿ