Happy As A Clam

Author: Linda Cutler
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532075634
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By listening to the expressions of others, Linda Cutler has come to realize that there is thankfully more humor in life than not, especially when it comes to well-known quips. In a collection of witticisms, Linda humorously dissects why we repeat sayings like “he drinks like a fish” and “happy as a clam” without questioning whether anyone has ever measured fish consumption for comparison and whether it is even possible to tell if a clam is happy or sad. While examining other amusing sayings such as “sweating like a pig,” “barking up the wrong tree,” and “striking while the iron is hot,” Cutler offers witty reflections and clever wisdom that encourages others to stop and think about what they are saying on a daily basis and what each phrase really means. Happy as a Clam is a collection of quips that make us all scratch our heads while wondering how we can sow wild oats, why we would ever want to spill our guts, and why there are vegetables like suffering succotash.

Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578594693
Size: 14,33 MB
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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

The Elements Of Expression

Author: Arthur Plotnik
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1936740249
Size: 20,44 MB
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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."

101 Things You Say All The Time

Author: Charles Adams
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462847552
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We all use these expressions to a greater or lesser extent because they are helpful. They constitute a kind of verbal shorthand by which we can express our intentions and our emotions. We are “on cloud nine” or “in the pink.” We are “under the weather” or “at sixes and sevens.” Sometimes “things pan out,” or they just aren’t “up to snuff.”We know what we mean when we say these things, but we don’t always know what we’re talking about. How did these expressions come into the language? What are we really saying when we’re “happy as a clam” or “three sheets to the wind”?This book intends to give you some of the answers—while at the same time letting you have some fun. Three possible explanations as to origin are given for each commonly used expression. Only one is correct, and a number on the page that follows will tell you which one it is. The other two are simply fabrications, which I made up to confuse you.See if you can figure out which is which. See if you can “separate the wheat from the chaff.”CFA

The Adventures Of Carrie The Koala And Karl The Kangaroo

Author: Douglas Mendel
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491718315
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"The Adventures of Carrie the Koala and Karl the Kangaroo" are about two Marsupials in Australia that take a bus ride from a city to the end of the line in The Outback for an amazing adventure of living, growing, learning and experiencing all that life has to offer beyond their wildest and crazy dreams. Karl's dream of learning to fly and surf definitely sets him apart from his other Kangaroo buddies as he explores the skies and oceans off the coast of Port Augusta, Australia. Carrie's dreams come to fruition as she learns that she doesn't have to fit the self-imposed confines of what a Koala has to live by. There is no other book that captures the imagination and soul of two Marsupials that start their adventure on the outskirts of a city, take a bus to the end of the line and start their incredible journey of self-discovery through dreams, sharing, living, growing and meeting other interesting animals and humans along their journey!

The Gin Chowder Club

Author: Nan Rossiter
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 075827212X
Size: 16,69 MB
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Set against the beautiful backdrop of Cape Cod, The Gin & Chowder Club is an eloquent, tender story of friendship, longing, and the enduring power of love. . . The friendship between the Coleman and Shepherd families is as old and comfortable as the neighboring houses they occupy each summer on Cape Cod. Samuel and Sarah Coleman love those warm months by the water; the evenings spent on their porch, enjoying gin and tonics, good conversation and homemade clam chowder. Here they've watched their sons, Isaac and Asa, grow into fine young men, and watched, too, as Nate Shepherd, aching with grief at the loss of his first wife, finally found love again with the much younger Noelle. But beyond the surface of these idyllic gatherings, the growing attraction between Noelle and handsome, college-bound Asa threatens to upend everything. In spite of her guilt and misgivings, Noelle is drawn into a reckless secret affair with far-reaching consequences. And over the course of one bittersweet, unforgettable summer, Asa will learn more than he ever expected about love--the joys and heartache it awakens in us, the lengths we'll go to keep it, and the countless ways it can change our lives forever. . . "Eloquent and surprising. . .I loved this story of faith, love, and the lasting bonds of family." --Ann Leary, author of Outtakes from a Marriage "Nostalgic and tender. . .summons the passion of first love, the pain of first loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family that help us survive both." --Marie Bostwick, New York Times Bestselling Author

Summer Mahogany

Author: Janet Dailey
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497618967
Size: 19,47 MB
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In coastal Maine, a woman’s scandalous past comes back to haunt her—and tempt her—in this Americana romance from the New York Times–bestselling author. In a picturesque fishing village off the coast of Maine, twenty-six-year-old attorney Gina Gaynes has a thriving career and a bright future. The last man she wants to see is Rhyder Owens, a virile member of the yachting set, back in town to shake up her life again. She’s fought hard to forget what happened between them nine years ago. It hadn’t been love, it was raw desire. It wasn’t a marriage, it was a scandal. It ended not in bittersweet goodbyes, but with blackmail. Now Rhyder is back to reclaim what he never should have let go. But Gina is not the girl he once knew, one given to impulsive fantasies. She’s no longer under the rule of a family who put them both through hell. She’s an independent, sophisticated woman who can’t be swayed by a bronze sculpture made of flesh and blood. And yet, locked in his embrace, her heart skips a beat. It’s making Gina wonder, maybe even hope, that the man who once seemed so wrong for her, could actually be the love of her life.

A Treasured Collection Of Literary Works

Author: Marlene E. Purvis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477162240
Size: 13,30 MB
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This book is a joy to read, whether you like to sit curled up on your favorite chair, or like to read a little at a time on a road trip this book is the one for you. It will make you smile, laugh and even cry a little it's all about life and it's ups downs and inbetweens. Great book of lifes treasured moments. --Susan McCormick Based on the readings. they kept me very captivated and interested. It was nice to sit down and read and also learn more about the writer. I hope in the very near future the author will come up with more poetry. All in all, enjoyed it very much --Sandie Burkland

Now You Know Absolutely Everything

Author: Doug Lennox
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 145972478X
Size: 13,31 MB
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This bundle presents Doug Lennox’s popular trivia book series in its entirety. These books will provide years and years of fun, with countless questions to be asked and tons of knowledge to be learned. The books cover general trivia but also such topics as sports (baseball, hockey, football, golf, soccer, among others), Christmas and the Bible, disasters and harsh weather, royal figures, crime and criminology, important people in Canada’s history, and so much more! Along the way we find out the answers to such questions as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? What football team was named after a Burt Reynolds character? Who started the first forensics laboratory? Which member of the British royal family competed at the Olympics? Lennox’s exhaustive series is fun for all ages. Includes Now You Know Now You Know More Now You Know Almost Everything Now You Know, Volume 4 Now You Know Big Book of Answers Now You Know Christmas Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2 Now You Know Golf Now You Know Hockey Now You Know Soccer Now You Know Football Now You Know Big Book of Sports Now You Know Baseball Now You Know Crime Scenes Now You Know Extreme Weather Now You Know Disasters Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know The Bible

Now You Know Giant Trivia Bundle

Author: Doug Lennox
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459724747
Size: 14,98 MB
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Presenting five books in Doug Lennox’s popular and exhaustive trivia series. Throughout these books you will find and astound your friends and family with such questions (and the answers to them, of course) as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Exactly how long is a "moment" or a "jiffy"? Why is a military dining hall called a "mess"? Where did the word "Canuck" come from? He even takes on the subject of Christmas in all its festive glory. Lennox dispenses knowledge concisely in this fun, fascinating series which will provide hours and hours of enjoyment. Includes Now You Know Now You Know More Now You Know Almost Everything Now You Know, Volume 4 Now You Know Christmas