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Older Mommy Still Yummy: "English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You!" by Reza Mashayekhi ~ Review & Giveaway ~

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You!" by Reza Mashayekhi ~ Review & Giveaway ~


Your reference books of synonyms, dictionaries and a thesaurus is not complete until you add this brilliant book.   Whether or not you are a native English speaker, the over 400 pages of information will definitely aid in your communication with others.

Inside this reference book you will find -

- Easy to understand meanings and equivalents for:
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Expressions
  • And some commonly used sentences
- Typical examples of how these expressions are used.
- The likely origins of these expressions.
- Illustrations that serve two purposes:
  • They add humour to an otherwise serious reference book; and
  • They illustrate how some expressions could be misinterpreted by someone who is hearing them for the first time.
- And finally, some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures, which show how people of the world have more things in common than we tend to realize.

In our house we all love words.  I keep a journal of words that I love and we often play the "dictionary game".   We'll take turns opening up the dictionary to a random page, putting our finger on a word, and reading the meaning.  The "game" is to see who can be first to guess the correct word for the meaning.  Well, now there's a "new kid in town". (see page 236)

This wonderful book is written by Reza Mashayekhi, who was born and raised in Iran but later attended the University of Michigan and it is dedicated to the memory of Yoshihiro Hattori.
Yoshihiro Hattori was a Japanese foreign exchange student in the United States who lost his life due to an apparent misunderstanding over language.  
It seems he did not know what a frightened and armed home owner meant when he said, "Freeze!"

BUY IT - 
You can purchase your own copy of, English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, yes, Even You!  by visiting "order your copy"  (left hand column) on the official website.  Available in paperback, hardcover, pocketbook, E-book and PDF.  Or you can order your copy from Amazon or  Barnes And Noble.
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26 Comments:

At December 29, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Maria B said...

I learned that Reza Mashayekhi, author of the book, received a degree in aerospace engineering

mariam_b1984 at hotmail dot com

 
At December 29, 2011 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Tonja said...

My middle son has the largest bookshelf - we all share it. We have three dictionaries, one really bad thesaurus, and a rhyming dictionary. We are nerds.

 
At December 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Munir said...

Thanks for sharing. I shall copy this and email it to my kids.
Have a happy new year!

 
At December 30, 2011 at 12:37 AM , Blogger Renfie said...

I have never heard "A camel is a horse designed by a committee", meaning decision making by a group is not an efficient process.

renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

 
At December 30, 2011 at 3:33 AM , Blogger Samorjj said...

I find it interesting that it took a non-native English speaker to come up with this book!

 
At December 30, 2011 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

Sounds like a great read!

 
At December 30, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Vesper said...

found out that you can get a free pdf sample of the book

 
At December 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Blogger RoChele said...

I have never heard the expression "A camel is a horse designed by a committee." I must not be old enough. ;)

 
At December 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger deanna_boocock said...

I didn't realize that deep sixing something came from burying a body six feet underground.

 
At December 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Blogger Linda H. said...

When I logged in it said it was only open to residents of US and Canada. Bummer :-( Is that true? Or should I just do it thru email and not FB?

 
At December 30, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Sue Sueper said...

The Author Reza Mashayekhi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran is what I learnt.

 
At December 31, 2011 at 6:02 AM , Blogger jasmyth10 said...

I learned where the term achilles heel comes from. Very interesting.

 
At December 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM , Blogger Denise G said...

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
Decision making by a group is not an efficient process.

I have never heard that one before....

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

 
At January 1, 2012 at 5:09 AM , Blogger michelleplummer said...

This book was selected as one of the Finalists in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards

 
At January 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Jonell said...

Like this: Coming out of the woodwork
Crawling out of the woodwork

Appearing unexpectedly.
Coming from everywhere.

You’ve got people coming out of the woodwork, screaming for more bus service. Everybody’s asking for more service.

Background:
This expression has to do with the fact that insects come out of an infested wooden structure in large numbers, especially if it’s suddenly disturbed.

 
At January 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Vinci said...

thank for the great book read.
learned about this saying -
at sea;
All at sea

Confused.

A. I don’t really think he knows what he’s doing.
B. No, he doesn’t. Let’s face it, he’s at sea again!

Similar: At a loss.
Also see: Out to lunch. Love to find out where phases started. dayle b at telus dot net

 
At January 3, 2012 at 3:04 AM , Blogger Carolyn Colley said...

I learned that a camel is a horse designed by a committee

 
At January 3, 2012 at 4:47 AM , Blogger Lillea said...

I found out that they offer a free PDF sample of the book

contactlillea at gmail dot com

 
At January 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM , Blogger jessisthebest said...

I learned that different cultures often have equivalent expressions.

jessicawroblewski AT gmail DOT com

 
At January 4, 2012 at 12:27 AM , Blogger Crystal said...

I'd never heard the camel idiom. My ten year old daughter would love this!

 
At January 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Linda Kish said...

Never judge a book by its movie. -- J.W. Eagan
So true

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

 
At January 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Jeni Monroe said...

I learned that the book was written mostly with foreigners in mind

 
At January 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM , Blogger intensev5 said...

I didn't know this one:
A camel is a horse designed by a committee. Means....
Decision making by a group is not an efficient process.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM , Blogger jwal90 said...

I learned the author attended the University of Michigan.

 
At January 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

This author is from Tehran.

 
At January 12, 2012 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Andrea Amy said...

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. That is a new term for me.

 

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