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Why You Say It

Why You Say It The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases

By Webb Garrison
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.29 Stars

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On 10/6 themegababe wrote: Awhile back, I received this book, Why You Say It (by Webb Garrison), from to review. I have always loved words and think that playing with them can be fun!This book was supposed to enlighten me about the stories behind words and phrases, and I wanted to learn the backstory behind common ... Why You Say It (by Webb Garrison) Book Review

themegababe's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/18 Matt wrote: Why you Say it? by Webb Garrison Ever wondered why we use different words in certain context? Have you even stopped for just one moment and thought about conversations you’ve had with people and thought to yourself, “why did I say that?” I’m amazed at all the unique phrases that we use and ... Why You Say it? Webb Garrison

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/25 Katrina Roets wrote: Now here I went and said I wasn't going to post them all that often when I suddenly realized that I had never posted my review for this fun book!As some of you know, I love little bits of trivia, so this book was right up my ally. The author filled the book with the history/explanations of 600 words ... Book Review: Why You Say It

Katrina's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/14 Delilah Gibson wrote: @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color: purple; text-decoration: ... Why You Say It--A Book Review

Delilah's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/16 jennipearl wrote:   Why You Say It - The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and PhrasesWebb Garrison(provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers as a part of BookSneeze)I'm always interested in word and phrase origins - kinda reminds me of the old Paul Harvey radio bit "The Rest of the Story." This book ... Why You Say It - book review

jennipearl's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/8 wenkgirl wrote: I love words. When I came across an opportunity to get myself a copy of Why You Say It, I immediately took advantage of it. It helped that I was extremely attracted to the cover art.The basic premise of this book is that behind every word or phrase, there is a story. This book shares origins of various ... Why You Say It by Webb Garrison.

wenkgirl's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/2 Sabrina Carswell wrote: Why You Say It By Webb GarrisonThanks to Book Sneeze I was sent this book and was so excited.  As a kid I used to read The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy all the time and it was fascinating! So this one arrived in the mail and I immediately ripped open the package and read one entry at random. ... Book Review: Why You Say It

Sabrina's Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/28 Siddharth Mathur wrote: Just finished reading "Why You Say It" by Webb Garrison. I found it fairly interesting and intriguing. The explanations and depictions made in the book are based on facts and have a hint of humour attached to it. On first look it gives an impression of being a reference book but when you start flipping ... Why You Say It

Siddharth's Rating:

3 Stars

On 5/29 Scott Szuch wrote: I'll admit it: words and language intrigue me, which is probably the result of reading countless books and taking a higher than average number (possibly read: too many) high school and college English classes. So when a book came up on the BookSneeze program that went in-depth on phrases in everyday ... Book Review - <i>Why You Say It</i> by Webb Garrison

Scott's Rating:

3 Stars

On 5/14 Kaye T wrote: This was an intriguing book to read. It is not a book that one would sit down and read in its entirety. Nor is it one that you would read if you were interested in a good narrative. The actual backstories of the clichés discussed did not go into as much depth as I would have liked sometimes, but I am ... Review - Why You Say It by Webb Garrison

Kaye T's Rating:

3 Stars