Have you ever wondered just why we as people have such a terrible issue with plain speaking? It seems that we are always looking for ways to express ourselves in the unclearest of ways, whether it be with irony, sarcasm or the most beloved euphemism. Ralph Keyes has done the research for us and reported back in his fine book,
Why did Reagan kick the bucket? Was bear really the name of the ferocious animal that scared our forefathers? This and others are explained in the most deft way in this little book.
– j. weaver