Since reading this book I have assaulted my husband with my new word knowledge. He has been very patient with my continuous "did you know" questions the last few days. I think it's just fascinating.
This isn't the kind of book that you sit and read straight through (although you could if you were so inclined). The book is divided into several different sections (technology, science, religion, etc.). While the book is not a comprehensive study of etymology it is a fun collection of more than 350 words and phrases that we use everyday. There is a helpful index in the back if you're looking for a specific word or phrase.
I would totally recommend this book to any curious cat out there who would like to dazzle their friends and family with their new word knowledge :-)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Sneeze to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed are my own.