weakness for words

Chantel Brankshire

5 Stars

September 7, 2017

I have a weakness for words. Words and sayings are a type of cultural DNA that leaves its traces through regions and generations.  This little book is filled with gorgeous full-color pages that show the saying in its mother tongue, and then in English. The facing page gives a brief history of the phrase and what it means and throws in interesting tidbits that make it not only pretty to look at but an educational and fascinating read.  Featuring common sayings from around the world, it is a great way to broaden your horizons and get a glimpse into a wide variety of cultures.

If you enjoy colloquialism, you’ll love having this on your coffee table as a conversation piece or as a resource for adding new sayings to your repertoire.