Monday, 22 June 2009

Review - Albert JACK - "Red Herrings and White Elephants"

Publ: 2004
ISBN: 1 84358 129 9
Genre: Linguistics
Pages: 256p
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Rating: *****

What led you to pick up this book?
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This books seeks to explore the origins of the phrases we use every day but I'm not sure how reliable it is. Certainly some of the conclusions it reaches about the origins are questionable but as a dictionary of the explanations of some of our phrases it is quite useful.

1 comment:

  1. I shall go see if this is still in print looks like a MUST


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