“Heavens to Betsy! & Other Curious Sayings” by Charles E. Funk presents an assortment of phrases and where they come from. This book will help to satisfy your curiousity about the origins of some of our common English phrases.
‘Mad as a hatter’, or ‘take forty winks’ ... these are the things you will learn about in this book. If you love curious sayings and want to know what started them all, this is the book for you.
I rated the length low, not because it is too big ... on the contrary, it is too small! It comes in at 224 pages from cover to cover, but leaves you wanting still more. This book will fascinate as it educates both old and young alike. Fall in love with the English language all over again. I give this book an A+ grade. It doesn’t get any better than this offering from the co-editor of the Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary.