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English Words: Learn English: English Grammar: Advanced English Words: Origins, History & Meanings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Etymology
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling English Language Book - Red Herrings & White Elephants, Shaggy Dogs and It's a Wonderful Word How To Speak English Like a Native. The history and origins of hundreds of the more advanced English words. If you want to speak English like a native then you need to know what these words mean and how they became part of the language.
They Cooked the Books
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
A fascinating historical tour of some of today’s most familiar financial expressions. For instance, “Cooking the books” originated in England when the Earl of Strafford said: “The proof was once clear; however, they have cooked it ever since.” - the Earl was referring to altering ingredients in a recipe - not the “creative accounting” all too common in today’s business world.