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{download Audiobooks} Common Phrases: And Where They Come FromAuthor Myron Korach –

Ever Wondered Where The Phrase Raining Cats And Dogs Came From In A Teutonic Myth, The Wind Was A Huge Dog, Chief Attendant To Odin, The God Of Wisdom, War, And The Cosmos When It Rained Hard, Odin S Dog Was Chasing A Cat, In The Form Of Rain So When It Poured, Odin Dropped Cats And Dogs From The Sky Learn The Stories Behind Such Phrases As A La Carte Coast Is Clear Dog Days Of Summer Flash In The Pan In Hot Water Lame Duck Pay Through The Nose Run Amok Apple Of My Eye Cock And Bull Story Cut And Dried Face The Music Fly Off The Handle Kick The Bucket Lion S Share Pull Strings And Many

10 thoughts on “Common Phrases: And Where They Come From

  1. says:

    Very interesting I loved learning where these phrases came from and learning a few new phrases along the way.

  2. says:

    Myron Korach has collected many tales on how the common phrases we use today came to be Some are wacky, funny, silly, weird, bloody, and even just historical There are many common phrases that most do know, and many that most do not know After reading this book, you will always remember the meaning behind these ludicrous sounding phrases when saying them Over the years, many common phrases have been created from many different stories or occurrences Common phrases not only help us create conversation, but have an important relationship between the past and the present Historical circumstances have shaped these phrases good and well They convey powerful meanings that we can take into consideration They also show how our current language has been shaped by history These phrases come from not only historical events, but from the everyday likes of regular people like you or me I honestly didn t enjoy this type of book, but that s because it isn t a kind of book I would really want to read If I were somebody that, for example, was intrigued by common phrases, I would have loved this book Even people that are just slightly interested in literature or history would have enjoyed this I m just a fiction kind of gal, and find vampires, demons, and witches fascinating However, I really liked the tone of this book The author seemed like he was having a conversation with you, not lecturing you Overall, this book is very informative, interesting, and a good book to read when curiosity about literature or the past has overtaken you.

  3. says:

    Common Phrases And Where They Come From I found this book interesting but believe that in some cases the given derivation of, especially phrases, is either incomplete there could be another one or two derivations or inaccurate A case in point is the phrase Mind your Ps and Qs Many a historian of handset print have said that it also refers to not confusing the lower case letters P and Q when setting type as they are backwards when viewed front on I find the book What We Say by Webb Garrison to be accurate in my opinion.

  4. says:

    This is a light, but interesting book I picked it up because I thought my husband would be interested in it, but read it before I gave it to him It is about the history and origins of common phrases.

  5. says:

    This book was so inconsistent Could have been a fun read, but was instead very frustrating.