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Who Said That? - The Stories Behind Familiar Expressions - cover

Who Said That? - The Stories Behind Familiar Expressions

J. Ajlouny

Publisher: Fresh Ink Group

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Summary

Who Said That? provides an entertaining and authoritative reference for the origins and meanings of our common figures of speech.
Who said 100+ famous expressions?
Who really said them?
What did they actually say?
What did they actually mean?
Why did they say them that way?
Who repeated what was said?


 
Surprisingly true, sometimes strange, always fascinating, the stories about whence came these expressions will entertain, educate, and even amaze you.

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