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Nick Smethurst Book Of the Month

Nick Smethurst Book Of the Month

Our book of the month for June is “An Idiots Love of Idioms” by speaker Nick Smethurst which was published on 31st May 2022


 In Nick’s own words –

Ever wondered where the sayings we commonly use originate from? Sometimes the things we say, if we really think about it, make absolutely no logical sense. 

  • Why does a wall have ears? 
  • And why the heck are my ears burning? 
  • Why would I possibly want to break a leg? 
  • Why on earth has a cat got my tongue?

If you think you know the answers, you might be close but have no cigar and if you don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or even worse, wait until you kick the bucket then you may want to step up to the plate and read on. 

Now I certainly don’t want to read the Riot Act on you and I think by hook or by crook if you read this book you’ll be happy as Larry and as pleased as Punch. 

I don’t want to be clever clogs but by and large, I think you’ll have a field day with what you’ll discover if you catch my drift?


Nick Smethurst was raised in Manchester, he is a proud Northerner and likes to believe he has a good sense of humour. Nick never intended on writing a book but the Covid lockdowns in the UK allowed him to start posting on social media about one of his passions, Idioms/sayings/phrases, and their origins. 

Nick quickly realised he wasn’t on his own with his fascination and after posting well over 300 of these ‘origin’ stories he gained a large following of people who would get involved by posing new ones to Nick. 

After several calls for him to collect all the stories into one document, Nick decided to see if any publishers would be interested in working with him to create the book you have in your hands now. 

Nick’s idiom journey still continues on social media and he has hopes to bring you the second installment…watch this space.

We will be putting more details on the website soon about Nick’s speaking work but in the meantime, if we can help with any enquiries please email us at enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk 


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He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.