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The origins of words and phrases : the fascinating stories behind everyday words

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The origins of words and phrases : the fascinating stories behind everyday words
Title
The origins of words and phrases
Title remainder
the fascinating stories behind everyday words
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Language
eng
Summary
Did you know the phrase 'naughty but nice' was coined by novelist Salman Rushdie as an advertising slogan to sell cakes? Or that to the Anglo-Saxons a 'gossip' was a godparent? Who was the first to be sidetracked by a 'red herring'? Which writer gave us 'the last straw'? The Origins of Words and Phrases will reveal the secrets, scandals and surprises behind the words you use every day. Hear the stories and meet the personalities that have helped shape the English language from William Shakespeare and Lord Byron, to Rudyard Kipling and Salmon Rushdie
Dewey number
422
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Label
The origins of words and phrases : the fascinating stories behind everyday words
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Publication
Control code
000043056472
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9781921344770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
The origins of words and phrases : the fascinating stories behind everyday words
Publication
Control code
000043056472
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9781921344770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.

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