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The Cat's Pajamas: A Fabulous Fictionary of Familiar Phrases

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Over 300 witty and whimsical definitions of phrases such as "chewing the fat", "cold fish", "happy as a clam", and "the cat's pajamas" can be found in this lighhearted lexicon written in the tradition of Remarkable Names for Remarkable People.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 12th 1988 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1988)
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Shana Dennis
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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It was a good read. Very interesting to find out the unexpected origins of phrases and words.
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Fun and plausible. I had to keep reminding myself that the etymologies were fake
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Tad Tuleja (b. 1944) is a graduate of Yale, Cornell, and the University of Sussex. He has been a journalist, editor, and researcher, and has authored numerous short-entry reference books. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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