The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions: Discover the True Stories Behind the English Language's 64 Most Popular Sayings

Author(s): Whalen Book Whalen Book Works; Alex Kalomeris (Illustrator); James McGuire


With 100+ full-page illustrations, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions introduces readers to the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origin stories behind the English language's most common sayings


Why do we bring home the bacon, instead of some other salty meat? Whose beans are we spilling, exactly? Why was that cat in the bag to begin with? Every day, English speaking people turn phrase after phrase, idiom after idiom, with no actual idea what they are saying Sure, the meaning of these expressions has long been established, but rarely do we stop to think about where they come from. The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions will profile 64 of the greatest idiom origin stories through simple text and captivating illustration. No longer will you wonder why getting a goat is so frustrating, or why hatters are so mad (and no, that one doesn't come from Alice in Wonderland) With The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions, everyday phrases come to life


Inside this charming little hardcover volume, the illustrated idioms will be arranged chronologically, with the oldest expressions appearing first, working all the way up to the present day. Each entry will provide the saying's definition and origin story, laid out cohesively within a funny and captivating illustration of the strange and wonderful long-forgotten story.


Whalen Book Works is an independent book publishing company that combines top-notch design, unique formats, and fresh content to create truly innovative gift books. We bring together a talented team of writers, designers, illustrators, and artists in order to develop strong editorial content that brings a book to life


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General Fields

  • : 9781732512603
  • : Whalen Book Works Publishing Company
  • : cider mill press
  • : December 2018
  • : .7 Inches X 6 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Whalen Book Whalen Book Works; Alex Kalomeris (Illustrator); James McGuire
  • : Hardback
  • : 1906
  • : English
  • : 144