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Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man By Eamon Evans

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Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man: Discover the People and Places Hidden in Everyday Words by Eamon Evans

Ever wondered who 'the Joneses' were? Or what the original 'peeping Tom' got up to? We all know that there was a ballerina named Pavlova and an earl named Sandwich, but there was also a Baron Lamington and a Queen Margarita, a Mr Booze and a Captain Fudge. Laszlo Biro invented the biro, Jules Leotard wore the first leotard, Charles Boycott endured the first boycott and Lord Cardigan loved a good cardigan. There really was a maverick named Maverick and a chauvinist named Chauvin. From literature we have The Illiad, which features a bully named 'Hector' and a wise teacher named 'Mentor'. From history we have Vandals, who were a destructive tribe, and the Zealots, who were an intolerant sect. Eager for more original and entertaining trivia to impress your friends? Eamon Evans' humorous collection of common eponyms shares the stories behind words and phrases popular throughout the world. Insightful, witty and ...mostly accurate.

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"Evans has compiled a tome of weird and wonderful words with style. This book is charming despite itself, silly and scholarly all at once, a great resource for word nerds everywhere." "Citybookreview.com ""If you love words, and finding out some of the hows, whys and often whos behind expressions we hear and use every day, this book is a real doozy..." "americanprofile.com"

About Eamon Evans


Eamon Evans has spent all his working life writing. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been an in-house writer for Bigpond Sport. He has also been a regular journalist for the Sunday Herald Sun, the Adelaide Advertiser, the Sunday Times and the Courier Mail writing about AFL, cricket and tennis. He has written four books including The Godfather was a Girl. His most recent sporting book was David Boon's Funniest Sporting Moments.

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GOR008930590
Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man: Discover the People and Places Hidden in Everyday Words by Eamon Evans
Eamon Evans
Used - Like New
Hardback
Hardie Grant Books
2012-09-01
304
1742702597
9781742702599
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.