Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man : Discover the Long-gone People and Places Hidden in Everyday Words
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Yayıncı Hardie Grant Books ( 09 / 2012 ) ISBN 9781742702599 | Ciltli | 13,59x18,8x2,39 cm. | İngilizce | 304 Sayfa | Türler Mizah
Be astounded and amused as you uncover the origins of some of the world’s most popular words and phrases! In Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man, Eamon Evans gives you a guide to the hidden history of the people and places that live on in our tongues. Ever wanted to know what "Peeping Tom" was peeping at? Was Nike the Greek goddess of victory? Did Captain Fudge regularly "fudge" his facts? Lord Cardigan really did love knitwear, and Parker really was nosey. Chauvin was a chauvinist, the Vandals were a destructive tribe, and the Zealots were an intolerant sect. Women call men "guys" because of Guy Fawkes, and a boycott wouldn’t be a boycott without Charles Boycott. Sadly, Julius Caesar did not invent the Caesar salad, and chauffeurs have nothing to do with cars and everything to do with crime. Evans’s humorous collection of common eponyms shares the stories behind words and phrases popular throughout the world. Insightful and witty, Lord Sandwich is original and entertaining and is sure to impress any sad sack.