Book: The Illustrated Book of Funny Old Sayings - Everyday phrases and their origins by Sally Mooneycategories: Book, Trivia, Fun Facts, Humor, Curiosities and Wonder, Gift Books, Idioms, Coffee Table Book, Reference Book, English Sayings, Funny Sayings, Funny Old Sayings, English Phrases
Sally Mooneyabout this book: Have you ever wondered about the funny old sayings people use? Why do we say them and how did they become part of the English language?
For a long while now, I've been fascinated by the phrases and sayings that pop out of people's mouths from time to time. The English language is full of them. We hear people say things like, "don't let the cat out of the bag", "it's raining cats and dogs" and "don't look a gift horse in the mouth". We often know what they mean, but do we know their origins, where do they come from?
Growing up in the small town of Blandford Forum, Dorset in England. I used to hear these sayings all the time and as a small child, I was intrigued by them, probably because the thought of it actually raining cats and dogs seemed so ridiculous! Over the last few years, I have been writing these sayings down and researching the history behind them. It's been both fun and fascinating to say the least. I still visualise a playful image of the saying itself which makes me chuckle and the origins are truly intriguing. I don't know about you, but I think it would be very sad if these odd little sayings were ever to be forgotten.
So for this reason, I decided to finish the book and get it published. Amazon has been a great tool for achieving this!
The book is called "The Illustrated Book of Funny Old Sayings" and it includes a number of well known sayings and phrases. Each saying is matched with a beautiful, fun and original water colour painting, together with a couple of paragraphs explaining both the meaning and the origin of the saying.
This book is written for people of all ages and is designed to entertain, inform and enlighten. It will appeal to lovers of trivia, history and language. It makes the perfect gift for someone that has everything, they can keep it on the coffee table and provide a little bit of entertainment for all.
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