Now You Know, Volume 4: The Book of Answers
Written by Doug Lennox.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2006.
|Building on the success of
his previous bestsellers, Now You Know, Now You Know More, and
Now You Know Almost Everything, this fourth volume is packed with more
answers to quirky questions plus new features such as Odds & Oddities and
Quickies. Once again this is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully
dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of
discovering the "why" of ordinary things.
Why do humans kiss? Why are shares in a company called stock? What is the origin of the word squeegee? Why is an athletic supporter called a jock strap? Why do we say that someone who has been treated badly has been hung out to dry? Why is a military dining hall called a mess?
In his fourth volume, Doug Lennox continues to trace the concise and fascinating history and reasons for hundreds of expressions in our everyday language, as well as customs and habits in the same entertaining format that was so successful in the earlier volumes. Doug Lennox is best known through his 35 years as a freelance writer, producer, and host in Canadian radio and television. Now You Know makes sure that you just about know it all.
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Now You Know Almost Everything: The Book of Answers, Vol. 3
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