Many English books on a similar TOPICOF COURSE ALSO I FIND IT course also I find it that the book is in French as well as about French because I ve allowed my French to get a bit rusty and reading this book is reversing that to some xtentAll in all it is useful it is fun to read and it can be trusted not to mislead A terrific book I d give it 6 stars instead of 5 if I could on what I ve read so far about 30% of the book Expected ntries and less story telling stories related on what I ve read so far about 30% of the book Expected ntries and less story telling stories related the origins of key words Collection of not so contemporary xpression. Ar un écrivain fouineur sensible à loriginalité du langageUn récit alerte souvent drôle ui mêle lérudition au calembour mené à la manière
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It s not a novel it s a book in French about the roots and the story of French idioms No translation into English Very interesting if you read French You will learn a lot and sometimes laugh I intended to read this gradually bit by bit but I m finding that I m reading bigger chunks at a time than I meant to but I m finding that I m reading bigger chunks at a time than I meant to it s so interesting So I ll finish it sooner than I meant to while other things I should be doing will be delayedOne thing I like about it is the use of uotations from literature to illustrate roots or LE SENTIER CATHARE Mon Carnet de Randonnée - Aude - Ariége: Carnet de trekking, Journal rando à remplir - 40 étape - 100… early versions of Uellest lorigine de la curieuse xpression prendre son pied Pouruoi dit on lorsuon ne se sent pas bien uon nest pas dans son assiette ou au contraire uon reprend du assiette ou au contraire uon reprend du de la bêtesi lon va mieux Pouruoi passer larm. Ome of the xpressions some of these uotations going back to Mémoires historiques sur les Templiers : éclaircissements nouveaux sur leur histoire, leur procès, les accusations… early mediaeval French This is anxcellent guard against the sort of nonsense one finds in some English books about Les secrets templiers, un livret de Jacques Grimault expressions in the English where the authors are just reproducing and perpetuating inaccurate urban myths about the language I would greatly like to have a book as good as this one on EnglishxpressionsAnother thing I like about it is the authors willingness to Admit That He Doesn T that he doesn t or that something is guesswork another feature that would vastly improve. E à gauche veut il dire « mourir » t mettre à gauche « faire des économies » Ce livre a pour objet de répondre à toutes ces uestionsCe nest pas un dictionnaire mais un récit écrit à la première personne ,