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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Book Review: Webb Garrison's Why You Say It

Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases by Webb Garrison is a compilation of words and phrases that we often hear and use. This book is categorized as a reference book and is set up in various sections, such as feathers and fur, names and games, and the great outdoors. There's also an index that lists every word and phrase covered in this book.

Why You Say It offers a glimpse into the deeper meaning and origin of words and phrases like "three sheets to the wind," "whippersnapper," and "hook, line, and sinker." As someone who likes words and enjoys learning random bits of informations, I thought this was a pretty neat book. Why You Say It is great for when you've got an extra 10 minutes or so to kill. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a casual read.

(Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing me a copy of this book to read and review. I'm a member of Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program.)


Mrs. Troy said...

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Melissa said...

Thank you so much! It's definitely good to be posting again!