- By Harry Oliver

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions

  • Title: Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
  • Author: Harry Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780399536373
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
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    Flying by the Seat of Your Pants Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions

    1 thought on “Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions

    1. I purchased this book for my dad who sits in my recliner and reads books 90% of the time when he's at my home. He has enjoyed it and often reads some of the originations out loud to us. Overall, it's a fun and interesting read.

    2. Ever wonder where statements such as head over heels or right as rain come from? In this book, Harry Oliver explains where phrases that are part of everyday conversation originated.With historical references and interesting stories, Oliver breaks down the meaning of the phrases and shares important points. If you have ever used pleased as punch, tempest in a teapot, or happy as a Larry – you’ll enjoy this quick read.

    3. I am a devout linguaphile, so I enjoy each of Mr. Oliver's collections. I will probably not be able to remember all of the suggested etymologies of these words/phrases, but some will doubtlessly stick in my brain.

    4. This was an interesting read. I didn't know that the author is British. There were a few entries that I have never heard of.

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