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Black Sheep and Lame Ducks: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day

Albert Jack - Reference - 2010 - 256 pages
The fun and fascinating follow-up to the international bestseller Red Herrings and White Elephants Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the ...
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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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Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

Albert Jack - Reference - 2009 - 272 pages
Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from? From bringing ...
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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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