Naga Chokkanathan

Why You Say It By Webb Garrison

Posted on: March 28, 2010

Sometimes, Language can be very funny. Especially when you don’t know what certain words or phrases mean.

In reality, almost all of us use phrases such as ‘touch base’, ‘loophole’, ‘goose bumps’, ‘behind the scenes’ and many others without really knowing their meaning. Sometimes it just becomes a symbol as if there is no real story behind it.

This book breaks this myth. Webb Garrison Provides all the interesting stories behind some everyday words and phrases we use. Once someone reads this book, their way of speaking will be much improved. First they will know the meaning / reason behind various phrases they speak, and second, we will remember, and use many other new phrases which we never heard or thought of using. This book really makes learning language a child’s play, with wonderful stories.

As a sample, what Lion’s share means? Webb Garrison traces its root in an Aesop’s fable. Here, a lion, along with few other animals goes for hunting. They all work together and kill a deer. Now, the lion divides its meat into four equal portions, and then takes three for himself, and suggests others divide the fourth. This is how the term ‘Lion’s share’ came into our everyday English!

Surprised? Go ahead and buy this book, I bet you can’t stop reading until all the 600 and odd stories are completed!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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