Posted by James Briggs on October 13, 2004
The Times runs a daily Q&A section which often includes requests for origins of phrases. I contribute regularly. A book of selected items has just been published and I have received an early copy. It will come out in the UK in the next couple of weeks at £9.99. Details: 'The Times.Questions Answered'. HarperCollins. London. ISBN 0 00 719135 9. The 9 chapters include:
1. Army, Navy and Military
2. Speak the same language
5. This sporting life
Might be worth a look for Christmas if you're in the UK. The HarperCollins web site is www.fireandwater.com No details of this book yet, but an ISBN search later may turn it up after full publication.