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Now You Know: The Book of Answers

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Why are golf assistants called caddies? Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Why is football played on a "gridiron," and a leg injury called a "Charlie horse"? The answers to these questions and the origins of hundreds of other expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating collection of the history behind everyday words ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2003)
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Celticoracle
Mar 29, 2016 Celticoracle rated it liked it
Recommended to Celticoracle by: Dad
Shelves: canadian, non-fiction
Interesting, and contradicted some "facts" I thought I knew. While I know the radio script format prevents footnoting, some form of referencing would have been appreciated, just so I could explore some of these things in a little more depth.

A good read for trivia lovers.
Sarah
Feb 21, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a book about the etymology of phrases. The problem is that I really don't believe half of the explanations.
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