Hardcover (161 pages), kindle An in-depth look at hundreds of those common expressions in their many forms — where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society.
Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms — where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society.
Inside you’ll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...
"Thinking outside the box"
"All hands on deck"
"My way or the highway"
"To be perfectly honest"
Technical terms, like "collateral damage"
"pushing the envelope"
and many others!
You'll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!
Clichés and WWII...
Pre-sliced and packaged for convenience, sliced bread was first sold in 1928 and was advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped." This led to the popular phrase, "the greatest thing since sliced bread."
This is not a World War II book per se. It does, however, relate to two rather interesting WWII Day-By-Day spotlight entries...
Related Scanning WWII dates...
18 Jan 43: Intended to conserve wrapping paper, sliced bread is banned across America.
03 Mar 41: Found to have been ineffective, the ban on sliced bread is lifted, restoring it to its rightful place as the de facto benchmark against which all great things are compared.
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Cliches: What they Mean and Where they Came From