Awhile back, I received this book, Why You Say It (by Webb Garrison), from BookSneeze.com 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 sayings. There were different chapters for genres of phrases and then each chapter had multiple sayings followed by their origin / meaning. I found this book fun, but not easy to just read through front to back. It was more entertaining to flip through it with my husband and read occasional sayings and their meanings aloud. I thought come very common phrases were missing, but there were a lot of new things I learned!
Overall, this was a fun read and I recommend it to have laying around the house. I imagine that you could make a fun party game (similar to balderdash) with it.
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