Why You Say It

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Read Books, Mar 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 448 pages
11 Reviews
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

A very long glossary of 600 mostly out-dated words and phrases. It is appropriate that the cover is decorated with gay (happy, not homosexual) nineties (1890s not 1990s) silhouettes. Some of these ... Read full review

Review: Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases

User Review  - George - Goodreads

The title says it all. If you're interested in how various words and phrases came into our language, this will provide such information. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Webb Garrison is a former university dean & college president who has spent a lifetime collecting & chronicling Civil War imagery & documentation. He has written more than 1,000 articles for magazines, & over 65 books - of which the most popular are on the Civil War; their cumulative sales are approaching one million copies. He is a frequent speaker on this subject for radio talk shows & national TV programs. Webb Garrison lives in North Carolina.

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