Say What?

Say What?

by Tom and Julie Nowak
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Most people would agree, no matter what language they speak, that familiar proverbs and sayings emerge. These are readily spoken and understood within that particular culture without regard to how or when they began.

Unique among these is the language spoken by Americans since it has developed from many languages, dialects, and regional cultures, each… See more details below

Overview

Most people would agree, no matter what language they speak, that familiar proverbs and sayings emerge. These are readily spoken and understood within that particular culture without regard to how or when they began.

Unique among these is the language spoken by Americans since it has developed from many languages, dialects, and regional cultures, each contributing to it, if only a little.

No attempt is made here to explain the origins of these sayings. We've tried to entitle groups of sayings by category, such as verbs, animals, birds, people, etc. Thus far, we've collected about 400 with more coming to light every day from various sources. In the meantime, we hope these will amuse and entertain you and stir up your pure minds.

We made very little attempt toward grammatical correctness. In many cases, this would render the saying much less effective. Also, the use of slang and 'non words' often helps paint 'word pictures,' where this would be absent when applying correct grammar.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466932425
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >