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Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red

By Andrew Thompson

400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journies

 

English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins behind 400 of them, including:

 

• Read between the Lines
• Cat Got Your Tongue?
• Put a Sock in It
• Close, but No Cigar
• Bring Home the Bacon
• Caught Red-Handed
• Under the Weather
• Raining Cats and Dogs

 

Perfect for trivia and language lovers alike, this entertaining collection is the ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language.

 

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Author Andrew Thompson
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Andrew Thompson

Born in Australia in 1972, Andrew Thompson lived in London, England for 12 years where he practiced law, before embarking on a three year world tour that took him to 38 countries, including all of the habitable continents.

Andrew has written eight bestselling trivia books, Why Skies are Blue and Parrots Talk, Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?, What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?, Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?, Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red, Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke?, Why Does Bright Light Make You Sneeze?, and Spiders, Clowns, and Great Mole Rats, as well as the novel The Hemingway Solution, the travel memoir Dog Days, and a book about misused words The Suppository of all Wisdom.

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PRODUCT INFO
Released: March 2017

ISBN-10: 1612436684
ISBN-13: 9781612436685

Paperback
5" x 8"
280 pages

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