Heavens to Betsy! & Other Curious Sayings
  • Heavens to Betsy! & Other Curious Sayings

Heavens to Betsy! & Other Curious Sayings

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How more than 400 colorful & familiar expressions originated and developed. By Charles Earle Funk, with illustrations by Tom Funk.

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Format: Trade paperback

Condition: vg-/good+ condition, minor shelf /edge wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 224pp, 1986 edition

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Here's a quick quiz for you: 1) Does the phrase "mad as a hatter" relate to people who made hats and their implied looniness? 2) Who originated the phrase "iron curtain": Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, or H.G. Wells.? 3) Why do people "take forty winks" and not fifty, or some other number?

The answers to these questions are all to be found in this book - along with the stories of over four hundred other droll, colorful, and sometimes pungent expressions of everyday speech. These saying are derived from classical sources, historic events, famous literature, frontier humor, and the frailties of mankind.

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