Bees Knees and Barmy Armies - Origins of the Words and Phrases we Use Every Day

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John Blake Publishing, Oct 5, 2010 - Humor - 300 pages
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Every day we pepper our speech with hundreds of phrases, place names and expressions, but rarely do we think about their origins. If we did, we'd be in for a treat, because the stories behind our sayings are often fascinating, amusing and intriguing. Following on from the bestselling March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles, once again Harry Oliver has delved deep into the history behind hundreds of terms in our endlessly rich language, and produced a tome packed with answers to the questions you might ask about the words and phrases we all use but rarely stop to ponder. From ancient idioms to up-to-the-minute lingo, this book has it all.

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Harry Oliver is the author of Black Cats and April Fools, Bubble Gum and Hula HoopsCat Flaps and Mousetraps, and March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles.

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