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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 45 related to Black Sheep and Lame Ducks: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day.    

Red Herrings & White Elephants - The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day ...

Albert Jack - Humor - 2007 - 300 pages
Have you ever wondered what phrases such as 'square meal', 'load of old codswallop', 'egg on your face' or 'in the limelight' mean? Where do they come from? Have you ever taken ...
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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved

Albert Jack - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 154 pages
FOOLED BY FABLES? LED ON BY LEGENDS? MYTH-GUIDED? WONDER NO MORE, MYSTERY-PHILES: THE TRUTH IS IN HERE! What in the world (or out of it) made those giant crop circles? Did ...
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That's Bollocks

Albert Jack - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 288 pages
Gathering together all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends, Albert Jack recounts them with his usual deadpan humour. But this is far more than ...
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Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Albert Jack - Reference - 2009 - 272 pages
From the international bestselling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes. Who was Mary Quite Contrary ...
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What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods

Albert Jack - Cooking - 2011 - 304 pages
Did you know... the term "hot dog" is believed to have been coined during a baseball game between the Yankees and the Giants in 1901? calzones get their name from their less ...
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It's a Wonderful Word: The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words

Albert Jack - History - 2011 - 288 pages
Did you know that an assassin is a hashish-eater and a yokel a country woodpecker? That Dr Mesmer mesmerised patients back to health or that Samuel Pepys enjoyed a good game of ...
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Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall ...

Albert Jack - Reference - 2013 - 256 pages
Have you heard the one about... • Walt Disney’s frozen body? • Coca-Cola owning Santa Claus? • Alligators living in New York City sewers? We all love a good story. But where do ...
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The Real McCoy: Understanding Peculiar English

Peter Chadlington - English language - 2005 - 352 pages
Are you the bee’s knees, or the apple of your father’s eye? Do you paint the town red, as a rule of thumb? If you were between a rock and a hard place, would you close your ...
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