Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Have you been "Green with Envy" lately?  Or perhaps, you're a "Goody Two-Shoes"?

Stop to think about some of the phrases we use every we really know who or where they all started?  Sure they sound cool at the time, but all these one-liners have an origin.

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions by Harry Oliver is an entire book based on the "history" of our still popular sayings.

This book is broken up into categories and covers all those well-used sayings;

~  Food and Drink
~  Names
~  Military
~  Nautical Themes
~  Animal Magic
~  Ancient Times
~  Sports and Games
~  Places
~  Sartorial Matters
~  Law and (Dis)Order
~  False Friends
~  Lost in Translation
~  Arts and Entertainment
~  Religion
~  At Work
~  And Finally

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants would make a great stocking stuffer or gift for all those trivia buffs on your Holiday shopping list.  This book isn't only fascinating, it's fun.  I find myself pausing now after I use on of these famous phrases saying..."Oh yeah, that's where that comes from."

Check it out at; Penguin Publisher at;

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