From National Geographic Books by Jag Bhalla
A surreptitious science gift book, with 1,000 funny and intriguing expressions from around the world. These odd sayings, say a lot about the cultures they come from. And a lot about how odd the human mind can be. Illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Julia Suits.
Jag's latest project is Errors We Live By.
Short Exoteric Essays—on flawed ideas we used to run our lives.
Selected media coverage:
Entertainment Weekly "Hilarious compendium... Grade A" read hearNPR All Things Considered "An Enchanting Tour" listen and read here
NPR The Splendid Table on the food chapter listen and read here
PRI "A Banquet of foreign idioms" listen here
Guardian "On the joys of idioms" read here
Guardian quiz read here
National Post "Language addiction & semantic ambush” read here
See extract below: