Canadian Sayings 3
1,000 Folk Sayings Used by CanadiansBook - 2004
Bill Casselman, Canada's master-gatherer of funny folk sayings, returns with fresh bounty--hundreds and hundreds of new folk sayings not collected in his previous two volumes of knee-slappers and girdle-splitters. Here are Canadian maxims galore, snappy saws and breezy national adages--enough to fill the barn of delight many times over. As always, Bill has divided these hilarious one-liners into dozens of categories redolent of human nature, categories like Stupidity, Sex Canadiana, Weather and Work. And Bill adds his own witty footnotes and explanations to those saying whose meanings may be lost in time. How about his apt squelch for a deeply annoying store clerk? "Miss, by standing behind the counter, you are depriving a village of their idiot." Bill Casselman writes about our words like no other Canadian--he is still being called "A Bluenose among schooners on the sea of popular etymology."
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., 2004.
Characteristics: xviii, 160 p.
Alternative Title: Canadian sayings three