In A Manner of Speaking
Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and How We Use and Misuse ThemBook - 2015
"Among the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this ... exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become cliches that, it's said with 'tongue in cheek,' should be 'avoided like the plague.' Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation"--Page  of cover.
Publisher: New York :, Skyhorse Publishing,, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: ANF 428 MCN
Characteristics: 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm