Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases

Over 400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journey The English l.
Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases Over intriguing entertaining and often hilarious etymological journey The English l

  • Title: Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases
  • Author: Andrew Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781612436685
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases”

    1. "Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red" is a book for lovers of words and phrases. Perhaps it is also for POTUSes who think that they have made up a phrase like "priming the pump" only to be corrected and told that "priming the pump" has existed as an economics-related idiom for almost 90 years. "Priming the pump" is not included in this collection but after last week, it should not be missed after seeing story after story about that particular phrase's origins. Have you ever used a colloquial p [...]

    2. I usually don’t rate a book before completing it. The reason for this exception - a friend’s daughter who does not enjoy reading is enjoying this book. She recognizes many of the phrases discussed by the author in this informative and far from boring book.The book is divided into chapters according to origin, as well as having an index to locate specific phrases.I received a preview copy of the book for review purposes. It is a fun and interesting read, and I hope Mr Thompson writes some mor [...]

    3. The book, Hair of the Dog to Paint the own Red by Andrew Thompson is very much a reliable reference book when you are confused about phrases that you never heard of or maybe just curious to learn what they stand for. The phrases inside are some I've heard of so many times, others are new to me but they all have information on what they stand for and mean. You will have over 400 phrases covered in this book, some you've read or heard said to you by anyone. I know that most of them I have heard on [...]

    4. Kinda interesting on how all little sayings we use all the time came about. If you are a person that likes to have "lots of useless information" which it's not than this is a great book for you.

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