Heavens to Betsy! and Other Curious Sayings

Heavens to Betsy! and Other Curious Sayings

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Provides the historical and literary background of over four-hundred unusual terms and expressions


He's as mad as a hatter!

Whether it's like a bump on a log or a bat out of hell, these expressions have been around forever, but we've never really known why ... until now! Finally Dr. Funk explains more than 400 droll, colorful, and sometimes pungent expressions of everyday speech. Derived from classical sources, historic events, famous literature, frontier humor, and the frailties of humankind, each of these sayings has an interesting story behind its origin.

If you've ever wondered why when you're in a hurry you are told to hold your horses, wonder no more!

Publisher: New York : Quill, 2001
Edition: 1st HarperResourceQuill paperback ed
ISBN: 9780062720115
Characteristics: xviii, 224 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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