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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 4/9 Katrina McClain wrote: I’ve always been fascinated with phrases and where they come from so I immediately requested this book from Book Sneeze. What I didn’t expect, however, was for this book to become a few precious moments of family bonding time. To annoy my teenage son (because that’s the kind of parent I am. See my life blog, QueenKatrina), ... Why You Say It

Katrina's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/7 Luisa Parish wrote: I got to admit I find it kind of funny when people use clichés at the wrong time or have no idea what they mean...but I am always terrified that it will happen to me. So when I saw this book I thought it was a neat idea. So I requested the book, and even though I was excited at first, it slowly dwindled. ... Why you say it! By Web Garrison

Luisa's Rating:

2 Stars

On 4/7 Brandon Cunningham wrote: I am committed to being honest on these reviews and this one is not good. This is a book of worthless trivia that you could find online. I would say if you are in a doctor’s office and it is lying there, read it. If you have to pay for it, then leave it. I really don’t know what made me request this ... Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases By Webb Garrison

Brandon's Rating:

1 Stars

On 4/7 There Are Two Sides wrote: Are you at the end of your rope, wouldn’t it be nice if someone would throw you an olive branch at the eleventh hour instead of passing the buck? I finally finished reading this book! It was funny. It was insightful. And I even learned a bit. This book was perfect to read before bed or for the ... Why you say it

There Are Two Sides' Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/6 Melissa Tauscher wrote: Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases by Webb Garrison is a compilation of words and phrases that we often hear and use. This book is categorized as a reference book and is set up in various sections, such as feathers and fur, names and games, and the great ... Webb Garrison's Why You Say It

Melissa's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/6 ALotofLoves wrote: Why You Say It by Webb Garrison reveals the reason and the back story of more than 600 commonly used words and phrases in the English language. The book is broken into sections, such as Entertainment, Business, Food, for easy reference. There is also a full index of the phrases in the back of the book. ... Why You Say It by Webb Garrison: Book Review

ALotofLoves' Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/4 bthm wrote: Fun, but....I really wish it had just been alphabetical, versus categorized! would have been easier to look up words/phrases without having to consult the index. Having said that, This is an unique book in that it does focus on alot of American phrases. I can see where this book could be useful for ... Book Rewiew: Why You Say It by Webb Garrison

bthm's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/4 Glenda Penner wrote: I've just finished reading Why You Say It, by Webb Garrison. This is a book that takes commonly used expressions like, "keep a stiff upper lip," and gives their origin and meaning.I like the table of contents that divide more than 600 words or phrases into 19 easy to find categories. The author also ... Why You Say It

Glenda 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/30 Gosfam wrote: Have you ever wondered how certain words or phrases came to be? Like Whippersnapper, and Rain Cats and Dogs? You should check-out Webb Garrison's book, "Why You SAY IT" It shares the stories of over 600 everyday words and phrases. It is interesting, and kind of fun to read all the origins of things. ... Why You SAY IT, Webb Garrison

Gosfam's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/30 sean christie wrote: Have you ever wondered to yourself, "where do we get the phrase Barnstormer, or Goosebumps"? I have often on occasions thought about what exactly is a "Blue Chips" or what does it mean to "Roll with the Punches"! In his book "Why You Say It" Webb Garrison gives us the interesting, fascinating and a ... "Why You Say It"

sean's Rating:

3 Stars