A look at the origin of certain words and figures of speech.
Words - figures of speech.
Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.
C/U of a woman shouting at her husband about all the work she does. Various shots of classic books. Various shots of diagrams and sketches showing the origins of words and phrases, such as "pig in a poke" and "hoisted by his own petard". A woman says "no" and kicks her husband out of bed - for eating biscuits.