Our American Sayings
by Dolores Jean Calhoun
Dolores Jean Calhoun began collecting idioms some time ago, and over time they began to add up. Fascinated by the seemingly endless turns of phrase, Calhoun found interest in their distinctly American wisdom and humor. She soon discovered that there may be a saying for nearly every situation humans can find ourselves in, including popular American sayings like “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water,” to more obscure phrases like “Scarcer than hen’s teeth.” Calhoun takes care in collecting and unveiling the meaning of phrases that most of us take for granted. Readers will find not only the phrases themselves but Calhoun’s definitions and stories from her life of the times when these phrases either applied directly to her or when their meanings were finally made clear. Our American Sayings is a carefully crafted testament to homespun, American wisdom that offers something for readers of all ages.