Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Love It When You Talk Retro...

Ah, the title says it all!  I Love It When You Talk Retro, by Ralph Keyes, is a wonderful peek into the lost origins of some of America's most beloved and obscure words and phrases.  Did you know that the word 'doofus' came from Popeye the comic strip?  Didn't think so!  I'd like to think that I have a pretty unique vocabulary but this book proved to me that every one of my quirky phrases has a even quirkier beginning.  I was fascinated with the facts that Mr.Keyes provides and I'm now over flowing with trivia that I'm sure will help me at the next party I attend.  Available in paper back and the fact that it's a fast read makes I Love It When You Talk Retro not only good for your brain but good for your wallet too.

I know you wanna become a cool cat like me!  Be sure to check out I Love It When You Talk Retro next time you're in the shop.

- Sydney

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