Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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Lulu.com, 2008 - Humor - 216 pages
A collection of essays on outmoded phrases and words we still use in everyday speech, told with the help of childhood memories, bits of Midwestern history, and liberal dashes of humor.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Letting Off Steam
16
A Memoir of Beans
23
A Million Bucks
37
Not Out of the Woods Yet
46
Corny
55
On Shooting Oneself in the Foot
61
A Lot of Bull
82
Backlog
105
Over a Barrel
114
Slept Like a Log
124
Hog Wild
130
Too Many Irons in the Fire
140
Skinny as a Rail
155
Till the Cows Come Home
162
A Murder of Crows
177

Stump Speech
91
Hold Your Horses
98
Stubborn as a Mule
192
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