Red Herrings and White Elephants is a two hundred and seven page reference book which describes the meanings and origins of everyday phrases. It was written by Albert Jack and illustrated by Ama Page


The book has seventeen different chapters of phrases, from seventeen different times, places, professions, etc:

  1. Nautical
  2. Military
  3. Literature
  4. Languages
  5. The ancients: Greeks and Romans
  6. Sport
  7. Work and Trade
  8. The Bible
  9. People and Places
  10. Politics
  11. The Law
  12. Music, Theatre and performance
  13. USA
  14. Food And Drink
  15. Hunting
  16. Simple Phrases, Simple Origins
  17. Miscellaneous


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