Why Do We Say It?

The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions, and Cliches We Use

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Author: Chartwell Books

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Why Do We Say It? uncovers the roots of the English language and connects them to their intriguing origins. From idioms to cliches, this comprehensive book shows you the way around the English language The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here for your perusal, handily organized in an alphabetical format. Useful for reference or just for browsing, Why Do We Say It? is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and have fun while doing it. This edition makes a wonderful gift for readers, writers, scholars, and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.

Liebe ist die beste Therapie

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Author: John Jay Osborn

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257609221

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Alles spielt sich in einem Raum mit vier Stühlen ab. Auf denen sitzen: eine Frau und ein Mann Mitte 30 sowie eine Paartherapeutin mit unorthodoxen Methoden. Der vierte Stuhl bleibt leer, er steht für die Ehe, die die beiden aufgebaut haben. Und von der die Therapeutin zu Anfang sagt, die Chance, sie zu retten, sei höchstens 1:1000.

Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

A Collection of Classics with 150 Fascinating New Items

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Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459718283

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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Once again Doug Lennox, the toastmaster of trivia, serves up a mammoth selection of some of his most cherished Q&As culled from his previous books. Also featured in this wide-ranging compendium are 150 brand-new questions answered with Doug’s inimitable flair for unearthing intriguing arcana on everything from animals and the arts to superstitions and show business. Customs, conventions, expressions, everyday words, rituals, and traditions – Doug has dug deep to deliver the goods on a vast array of perplexing subjects. Why is a warm autumn called "Indian summer"? What is the origin of "nicknames"? Why is a decorated parade vehicle called a "float"? Why is the rubber around a car wheel called a "tire"? Why are sailors known as "tars"? Why is a bad dream called a "nightmare"? Why are published periodicals called "magazines"?

Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges

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Author: Clemantine Wamariya

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426443902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.

Now You Know, Volume 4

The Book of Answers

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Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770702369

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Building on the success of his previous bestsellers, Now You Know, Now You Know More, and Now You Know Almost Everything, this fourth volume is headed straight for the bestseller list! It is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of discovering the "why" of ordinary things. Discover the fascinating histories behind people, places, and words: WHY DO WE SAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TREATED BADLY HAS BEEN "HUNG OUT TO DRY"? Discipline on early British sailing ships was necessary but often extreme. The cat-o’-nine-tails left sailors scarred for life, but keelhauling (tying a victim with a rope and pulling him under a ship) was feared most. If the prisoner survived, he was suspended from a yardarm where he was left hanging for a predetermined period of time. WHY IS A MILITARY DINING HALL CALLED A "MESS"? The term goes back to the Middle Ages, when British sailors began calling their meagre and often grub-infested meals a "mess." It evolved into meaning the general area where the sailors gathered to eat. Later it referred to a specific area where men gathered to eat, drink, and socialize.

Now You Know — The Big Books Bundle

Now You Know Big Book of Answers / Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

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Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459724801

Category: Reference

Page: 1000

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Presenting two books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. They are a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from previous Now You Know books, answering such brain-teasers as: Why is an evil adversary called a "villain"? Why is football played on a "gridiron" and a leg injury called a "charley horse"? Why is a decorated parade vehicle called a "float"? Why is the rubber around a car wheel called a "tire"? Why are sailors known as "tars"? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Liven up your next gathering with the hundreds of interesting facts in these books. Includes Now You Know Big Book of Answers Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

The Haggadah for the Generations 2014

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Author: Aryeh Silver

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312014806

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The Haggadah for the Generations is a project created in part by the students at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia. The Haggadah is designed to help enhance your Seder, making it more engaging and meaningful to all present. In this Haggadah you will find clear print in both Hebrew and English, along with various divrei Torah written by the students. Opposite each page of the Haggadah, there is a page of questions and activities geared to linking events at the Seder to your family history, creating a highly personal Seder experience. In addition, you will find numerous questions from throughout the Haggadah that can be used to help launch in-depth and engaging discussions. Additional highlights include the Four Questions translated into over twenty-four languages as well as a collection of the students' family tradition recipes; some going back to their great grandparents.

Say It Plain

A Century of Great African American Speeches

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Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587438

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded the charge against injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles. In “full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this unique anthology collects the transcribed speeches of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures, many of them never before available in printed form. From an 1895 speech by Booker T. Washington to Julian Bond’s harp assessment of school segregation on the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board in 2004, the collection captures a powerful tradition of oratory—by political activists, civil rights organizers, celebrities, and religious leaders—going back more than a century. The paperback edition includes the text of each speech along with an introduction placing it in its historical context. Say It Plain is a remarkable historical record—from the back-to-Africa movement to the civil rights era and the rise of black nationalism and beyond—riveting in its power to convey the black freedom struggle.

Knit Together

Discover God's Pattern for Your Life

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Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044619901X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Debbie Macomber calls KNIT TOGETHER the project of her heart. Whenever she speaks, her theme is simple: don't be afraid to dream. God created us for a reason, and when we come to recognize our deepest longing, we can discover His plan for our lives. Full of encouragement and divine empowerment for women, the book centers around the Bible's assurance that God knits each one of us together in our mother's womb. Debbie deftly weaves her own story throughout the book, using the knitting theme of her most recent bestsellers to create metaphors that explore God's handiwork in creating us for a purpose.

Monkey Bar Adventure

Product of Ministry from the Monkey Bars

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Author: Angela Kirkpatrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595356249

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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For anyone who has had the pleasure of raising, teaching, or being around children, Monkey Bar Adventure opens your eyes to a wonderful new way to forge a bond with children based on a deeper relationship with God. As parents and caregivers, we experience a variety of different moments with our children. Those "monster" moments nearly convince us that God sent them with the primary purpose of punishing us. There are the funny "monkey" moments at which we laugh and are amazed at the thoughts in those tiny little heads. But it's in the treasured "angel" moments that we see Jesus himself. During these times, when we look at them as Jesus did, we realize that God is the only perfect parent. He desires the same behaviors from us that we want from our children. Learn how to become better parents by first becoming better children of God. If you want to know the truth about Jesus calling the children to him, then come join the Monkey Bar Adventure.

Now You Know Big Book of Answers

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Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770702814

Category: Reference

Page: 496

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Doug Lennox is back with a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from his four previous Now You Know books plus 125 brand new questions answered by the master of Q & A. Lennox dispenses knowledge concisely, never losing sight of the joy and fun of discovering the why or ordinary things. He covers a wide range of topics from sports to war, from crime to religion, from pop culture to politics. Answers to questions and the origins of hundreds of expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating compilation. Thanks to Doug, you’ll learn the answers to: Why do humans kiss? Why is a miserly person called a "cheapskate"? Why is an evil adversary called a "villain"? Why is football played on a "gridiron" and a leg injury called a "charley horse"? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Why do golf courses have 18 holes? Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Why is a road called a "highway" and the ocean the "high seas"?

English Idioms in Use

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Author: Felicity O'Dell,Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125391277

Category: English language

Page: 185

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The Art of Asking

Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen

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Author: Amanda Palmer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates complete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra.

Anti-Christian Polemic in Early Islam

Abu Isa Al-Warraq's Against the Trinity

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Author: Muḥammad ibn Hārūn Warrāq,David Thomas

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521412445

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Abu 'Isa al-Warraq's Against the Trinity is the longest sustained attack on the Trinity to survive from the early centuries of Islam, and is a key work in the history of the early relations between Islam and Christianity. It contains refutations of the arguments and explanations represented by the Nestorians, Melkites and Jacobites, and comprises the first part of an attack on the major Christian doctrines. It was composed during the early ninth century, and is the only known extant work of the Shi'ite scholar Abu 'Isa al-Warraq. Although his ideas met with scepticism and rejection his works were widely influential in the centuries after his death. David Thomas presents the Arabic text of this treatise, with a facing English translation. In the introduction he shows how the work is both more profound and better researched than other contemporary attacks and traces its influence upon later polemical works. He also draws together details of Abu 'Isa's life and thought from the works of contemporary writers and attempts to give an impression of what the author was trying to achieve in his teachings.