Why Do We Say That? 101 Idioms, Phrases, Sayings & Facts! A Brief History On Where They Come From! by Scott Matthews audiobook

Why Do We Say That? 101 Idioms, Phrases, Sayings & Facts! A Brief History On Where They Come From!

By Scott Matthews
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Scott Matthews
1.52 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781667039763

Why do you “call shotgun” when you want the front passenger seat? What does “letting the cat out of the bag” have to do with divulging secrets? Why do you ask people to “cut to the chase”? How come you hear all those juicy rumors “through the grapevine”? Like many people you’ve probably used idioms or phrases like these without giving them a second thought. But if you were to take a moment to step back and learn about them you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover the mesmerizing and sometimes outright bizarre origins to these fun sayings! In “Why do we say that,” we have curated 101 of the most regularly used idioms, proverbs, turns of phrases, and colloquial terms that have the most fascinating backstories. For each phrase, we have explained how it was coined, how its use evolved through the ages, and how it gained its contemporary use. Inside you will discover: What the sanitary conditions of 17th century London have to do with it’s “raining cats and dogs” today. Why taking things “with grain of salt” has to do with an ancient remedy for poison. What Southeast Asian warrior traditions have to do with the term “to run amuck.” Why “to break a leg” became something worth aspiring to in the Elizabethan theatres. And many many more Click the BUY NOW button at the top of the page to unravel the mysteries behind popular English idioms.

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Why do you “call shotgun” when you want the front passenger seat? What does “letting the cat out of the bag” have to do with divulging secrets? Why do you ask people to “cut to the chase”? How come you hear all those juicy rumors “through the grapevine”?

Like many people you’ve probably used idioms or phrases like these without giving them a second thought. But if you were to take a moment to step back and learn about them you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover the mesmerizing and sometimes outright bizarre origins to these fun sayings!

In “Why do we say that,” we have curated 101 of the most regularly used idioms, proverbs, turns of phrases, and colloquial terms that have the most fascinating backstories. For each phrase, we have explained how it was coined, how its use evolved through the ages, and how it gained its contemporary use.

Inside you will discover:

  • What the sanitary conditions of 17th century London have to do with it’s “raining cats and dogs” today.
  • Why taking things “with grain of salt” has to do with an ancient remedy for poison.
  • What Southeast Asian warrior traditions have to do with the term “to run amuck.”
  • Why “to break a leg” became something worth aspiring to in the Elizabethan theatres.
  • And many many more

Click the BUY NOW button at the top of the page to unravel the mysteries behind popular English idioms.

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Author Bio: Scott Matthews

Author Bio: Scott Matthews

Scott Matthews is a geologist, world traveller and author of the Amazing World Facts series. He was born in Brooklyn New York by immigrant parents from the Ukraine but grew up in North Carolina. Scott studied at Duke University where he graduated with a degree in Geology and History. His studies allowed him to travel the globe where he saw and learned amazing trivial knowledge with his many encounters. With the vast amount of interesting information he accumulated he created his best selling books about random, interesting, fun, and crazy facts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English