So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off

So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off

Engage with everyday expressions in a completely different (and fun!) way, with this entertaining and interactive book of common phrases that can turn a humdrum gathering into a raucous game night.

We use expressions all the time. When you feel sick, you’re “under the weather.” When you feel great, you’re “on top of the world.” You may be fine with “half a loaf,” or you may insist on “the whole enchilada.” But whether you’re a “smart cookie” or a tough one, you—and almost everyone you know—have a veritable smorgasbord of expressions stored deep in your brain.

So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That’ll Knock Your Socks Off is the largest collection of its kind. Thoughtfully divided into sixty-seven categories—from Animals to Food & Cooking, from Love to Politics, this is not your run-of-the-mill reference guide. Don’t look for definitions and etymologies, because the book is just the beginning. So to Speak is the launchpad for your lifelong journey to explore the universe of expressions. In fact, it’s designed to get readers off the page—and engaging with each other. So to Speak spurs discussion, debate, and gameplay, while encouraging the art of listening and celebrating the joy of words. Authors Shirley and Harold Kobliner spent more than half a century nurturing and teaching children. So to Speak is a reflection of their deeply held belief that regardless of a person’s age, the most impactful learning happens when you’re having fun. Whether it’s grandparents teaching their favorite expressions to their grandkids, teens helping adults with the latest lingo, or millennials indulging in their love of wordplay and games, this is the perfect book for any lover of language.

Title:So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off
ISBN:9781982163761
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    So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off Reviews

  • Teresa Grabs

    The cover and concept of this book first attracted me. It's always fun learning the history behind expressions. Unfortunately, assuming that two authors who have spend more than fifty years educating ...

  • Jennifer

    3⭐️It was cool beans that I got this cute book to review. So I won’t dilly-dally around with it. The book was plain old fun to read. It gave many example of word play all laid out it categories....

  • Mandy Hazen

    So so hard to read. Literally just a book of phrases and words. Did not find it enjoyable at all. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily....

  • Erin B.

    Super fun coffee table book for anyone who enjoys a good turn of phrase! Awesome family games with wordplay as well!...

  • Jae Luck

    I was disappointed that this was a list-I was hoping for some interesting tidbits about certain sayings, especially the more archaic ones. That's my bad-I should have read a preview before I bought th...

  • Finley

    I received a free physical copy of this book through a giveaway hosted on GoodReads.So To Speak is a very interesting book to flip through. It was not what I was expecting when I entered the giveaway ...

  • Erin

    If we're going by book-creation stories, this one wins, hands down. Harold Kobliner and his wife Shirley compiled and categorized this collection of fun phrases and creative expressions over more than...

  • Kerry

    I received this in a Good reads contest and am under no obligation to give a good review.To be honest I am glad this was a win; the book is not what I thought it would be. I thought the authors would ...

  • Barb Best

    Great for Writers!So to Speak is an enjoyable and extensive resource designed by two educators. Writers, word nerds and lovers of language will especially appreciate this collection.It is essentially ...

  • Tori

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I was excited when I won this book because we have a house full of writers and thought this would be a good reference for everyone. It certainly did not d...