Red Herrings & White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day.
Forgotten English: A Merry Guide to Antiquated Words, Packed with History, Fun Facts, Literary Excerpts, and Charming Drawings.
The English is Coming: How One Language is Sweeping the World; Including the Remarkable Stories of 30 Words.
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Why Do We Say It? The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use.
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Come Again? Race Slang, Expletives, and Curses from Around the World.