Mike Darton is dogmatically obsesssive about word derivation. That's why a large proportion of his published work compreses dictionaries of one kind or anotherfrom a complete concordance of the New Testament to a popular Dictory of Place-Names in Scotland.
Dog The Wag: Mr.Jeffries' Dogged Pursuit of Canine Words and Phrasesby Mike Darton
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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!
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