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Canadian Sayings

1,200 Folk Saying Used by Canadians

by (author) Bill Casselman

McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Jul 1999
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 1999
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Folk sayings are passed by word of mouth in a small communnity where life and work are shared. These 1,200 delightful and sometimes pungent sayings are annotated and arranged in over 130 categories, ranging from All is Well and All is No Well through Anger, Appearance, Bad Luck, Canadiana, Clumsiness, Excuses, Fatness, Liars, Machismo, Shyness, Ugliness, and Thinking, to Water, Weakness, Wealth, and Work. We think you'll so enjoy this latest Casselman collection that it will give you "a grin as wide as the St. Lawrence."!

About the author

BILL CASSELMAN is the author of the best-sellers Canadian Sayings, Casselman’s Canadian Words, What’s In a Canadian Name? and the award-winning Canadian Food Words. He has been a writer, broadcaster, and performer for thirty-four years, including three years as a producer for CBC’s This Country in the Morning on radio. Casselman has written for The Toronto Star and The Montreal Gazette and for magazines such as Toronto Life, The Panic Button, and Canadian Geographic.

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