Let's Talk Turkey The Stories Behind America's Favorite Expressions

ISBN-10: 1591026253
ISBN-13: 9781591026259
Edition: 2008
Authors: Rosemarie Ostler
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Description: Respected linguist Rosemarie Ostler demystifies over 150 colorful homegrown figures of speech. She traces each saying from its first known appearance in print to its place in modern English, uncovering a host of cultural and historical tidbits along  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Respected linguist Rosemarie Ostler demystifies over 150 colorful homegrown figures of speech. She traces each saying from its first known appearance in print to its place in modern English, uncovering a host of cultural and historical tidbits along the way.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Natural World
The Great American Outdoors
Behaving Like an Animal
Business, Politics, and Society at Large
Business Dealings
Politics as Usual
People and Places
Ways to Travel
Cops and Robbers
Culture and Amusements
Playing the Game
Great Performances
Marksmanship
The Home Front
Dressing Well
Eating Well
Around the House
Afterword
Select Bibliography
Index of Phrases

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