In a matter of days the Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches set will all be available!

About nine years ago I set out on an exciting journey which I had no idea would carry me this far. I began researching and recording cliches, idioms, proverbs and curious expressions used in the English speaking world, and the most likely time and way they were coined. After publishing two small humerus books titled On the Origin of the Cliches and Evolution of Idioms, a pun  takeoff on Darwin’s work, which sold many more copies that I expected, one of my cousins said, “You may have something there!” I could see I was barely scratching the surface, because so many more sayings were being brought to my attention daily, so my work continued. In 2013, I published a large volume I called “Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions“. I thought this would end it. But it was declared by Amazon a “Hot New Release” and began to take off, selling far more than the small books. It ended up in numerous public and University libraries across America and brought much acclaim from professionals like college professors, high school and elementary school teachers, pastors, newspaper reporters, librarians, authors, etc. It was even referenced in a thesis at Vanderbilt graduate school by a PHD applicant. Once again I could see my work was far from complete, and thus I released a second Volume, and now the third and truly final Volume is coming out, along with a 200 plus page index book tying together all three Volumes for rapid location to all 4,000 plus entries. The three volumes of entries without the Index Book total over 2,500 pages in small print. Revised editions of the first two are already out. Early in November the third Volume and Index will also be on Amazon. Anyone who wants to pre-order the new books, signed by me, may do so by emailing me at stan@stclair.net for details!

 

2 thoughts on “In a matter of days the Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches set will all be available!

  1. No one is more proud of these volumes of yours. I thoroughly enjoyed ON THE ORIGIN OF THE CLICHÉS AND EVOLUTION OF IDIOMS, your first foray in this exciting new world. Had I still been working with high functioning ASD students, wherein idioms are a true cliché to their way of thinking, I would have purchased Volume 1 of MOST COMPREHENSIVE ORIGINS OF CLICHÉS, PROVERBS AND FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONS. Me thinks you have far exceeded your own expectations! Congrats on a job well done.

    • Thank you, my dear friend! I am so glad, in one way, to be near the culmination of this project, while in another way, sad to have to end it. I just hope it will be the beginning of the opening of many eyes for those who want to know the reason we say the things we do!

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