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Dog The Wag: Mr.Jeffries' Dogged Pursuit of Canine Words and Phrases
     

Dog The Wag: Mr.Jeffries' Dogged Pursuit of Canine Words and Phrases

by Mike Darton
 
Dog lovers like to read--and they'll love reading Dog the Wag! A literary tribute to the significant role dogs play in our lives and our language, this delightful romp through such dog-eared expressions as "It's raining cats and dogs" and "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is as much fun as a new puppy.

In splendid full-color, the loveable

Overview

Dog lovers like to read--and they'll love reading Dog the Wag! A literary tribute to the significant role dogs play in our lives and our language, this delightful romp through such dog-eared expressions as "It's raining cats and dogs" and "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is as much fun as a new puppy.

In splendid full-color, the loveable bloodhound Mr. Jeffries leads you on "a dogged hunt for the origings, history, and meaning of the many words, phrases, and expressions that have our canine companion as their inspiration." Form Shakespeare's "dogs of war" and Ben Jonson's "dog letters" to cowboy slang and internet jargon, you will learn how the cult of the canine permeates our culture--in one doggone way or another!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598694369
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Darton is dogmatically obsesssive about word derivation. That's why a large proportion of his published work compreses dictionaries of one kind or another—from a complete concordance of the New Testament to a popular Dictory of Place-Names in Scotland.

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