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Why You Say It The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases
By Webb Garrison
Published by Thomas Nelson
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On 4/27 Michelle Pegues wrote: Why You Say It by Webb Garrison This book was in one word: Boring. Although, I found some parts interesting in the book overall it was underwhelming to the 100th Degree. Garrison sets the book up in Categories, and then he proceeds to alphabetize the sayings or stories in each category. The ... Book Review: Why You Say It by Webb Garrison
On 4/23 Mocha with Linda wrote: I am such a word geek. So I jumped at the chance to review this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers on the origins of many words and phrases.WHY YOU SAY ITWebb GarrisonThomas Nelson PublishersISBN: 1595552995ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):Are you at the end of your rope? Wouldn’t it be nice if ... Ever Wondered Why You Say It?
On 4/22 Krista Ballard wrote: Product Description taken from hereAre you at the end of your rope, wouldn't it be nice if someone would throw you an olive branch at the eleventh hour instead of passing the buck? Why You Say It explores the history of these and over six hundred other common and uncommon phrases in an intriguing and ... Review: Why You Say It - The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words
On 4/19 Logan Stewart wrote: Why You Say It looked interesting to me because of my passing interest in etymology. The book, written by Webb Garrison, examines the history behind common words and phrases that the average English speaking person encounters nearly every day.I'm not sure really how to rate this book. At ... Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases, A Review
On 4/18 Jason Verlinde wrote: Why You Say It - The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases" by Webb Garrison is not the type of book that will keep you up at night turning the pages. It is however a book that does a great job of educating you on the history of many common phrases that are used every day. I ... Good book for Picking up from for time to time reading.
On 4/17 cappuccinosmom wrote: I picked this one up from Thomas Nelson Publishing/BookSneeze for review because I knew it was going to be a fixture on our bookshelf forever. We are language geeks here. (linguiphiles??) I love looking at origins of words and phrases, connections between languages, and what was borrowed from which language ... Why You Say It: The stories behind the words
On 4/13 CJ Powers wrote: There is no doubt that you noticed a young whippersnapper got this website up to snuff with a new look, but did you know how “whippersnapper” and “up to snuff” got its phrasing? Webb Garrison, author of Why You Say It, gives the background on over 600 everyday words or phrases handed down through ... Review - Why You Say It by Webb Garrison
On 4/12 Stacey Schmid wrote: Why You Say It by Webb Garrison is the compilation of sayings, words and phrases and how they came to be used as part of everyday language. The author gives a great deal of historical and traditional information into the original use or meaning of the word and then explains the word as it is currently ... Book Review: Why You Say It
On 4/10 remmie j wrote: Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases by Webb Garrison is a compilation of phrases and words that we hear and use every day. The book reads like a reference book, with entries for each word or phrase divided into sections; it includes an index as well. Why ... Book Review: Why You Say It
On 4/10 Sofia Otero wrote: Although this is usually not the case, I would venture to say that the description for this book given by the "salesmen" is actually pretty accurate. It is exactly as it is described- a book similar to a dictionary in format which gives a short paragraph or less about each word and phrase. It is not ... It was ok- I'm not going to jump into the street to push it out of oncoming traffic that it didn't see when it was carelessly crossing the street and risk my life, but I might shout WATCH OUT