Sports Talk

Sports Talk

A Dictionary of Sports Metaphors

Book - 1989
Rate this:
"provide[s] informative and entertaining browsing, depicting how filled our language is with sports metaphors, many of whose derivations are little known: `the devil to pay,' `hazard a guess,' `red herring,' etc. Even libraries with numerous other sports dictionaries will want this work. Recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries." Choice

Book News
Brief explanations of popular words and expressions in American English that derive from terms associated with sports, games, and recreation. The entries (some 1,700) are arranged alphabetically by first word. At the end of the book a separate section classifies the metaphors according to the sports from which they originate. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780313264269
Branch Call Number: REF 796.014 PALMA
Characteristics: xviii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ray, Harold Lloyd 1929-
Notes: Includes index


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GL

To Top