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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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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved

Albert Jack - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 272 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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Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Albert Jack - Literary Criticism - 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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I Didn't Know that: From "ants in the Pants" to "wet Behind the Ears"--the ...

Karlen Evins - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 156 pages
A dictionary of everyday expressions shares the stories and origins behind such phrases as "ants in the pants" and "the whole nine yards."
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