Books tagged: word origins

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Blue Moons and Black Markets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,340. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
From the internationally best selling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Caesar Did for my Salad. Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the cold shoulder," "get dressed up to the nines," or "call a spade a spade?" These phrases are used every day, yet most people have little or no idea where most of them come from.
American History: Things That Even Your Teachers Didn't Know
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,330. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
American History is the second ‘best of’ collection of best-selling books that reveal the origins and history of just about everything we can think of. (Money for Old Rope is the first in the series) In fact, as one wise man suggested, it is the history of everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know, until you found out about it. A must have for dinner conversations and pub chat anywhere.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
You’ll never look at your dinner plate the same way again after reading the amazing origins behind the things we eat for supper. Your freezer is full of fascinating stories of the men, the women, and the miracles behind the invention of the items you stuff into your microwave and your mouth. 28 tales will whet your appetite for more. Can you match the product to the story of its creation?