As this is my first BooksSneeze review I have to admit a predisposition to lean over backward (see chapter on legalese entitled Legal Talk) not to make my report too favorable. At first this seemed to be no big feat, as the first section High Technology and the Computer Age was, in my opinion severely lacking in new information. This section explained such common words as, computer, virus, email, floppies and bookmark. I know, right? Still even this chapter was not completely devoid of interesting tidbits. On the other side of the computer basics chapter it all turned around and I have to say this was a very interesting read.
To be fair, many of the phrases explained seem, to my mind, to be out of common speech, but there are many more which you might hear everyday.
I was particularly interested in the sports and recreation section; I felt that this one in particular proliferated in phrases that at one time or another, I have wondered about their origins. Others, I thought I had deduced their probable origins, but was way off.
I am looking forward to leaving it worth my grandmother sometime this week as she is very interested in looking at it, from what little I've told her about it.