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What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations

What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations

by ElizabethKnowles (Author)

Synopsis

Follow the money Fresh fields and pastures new A good day to bury bad news If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit Brings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book celebrates the colour and inventiveness of language change.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 26 Oct 2006

ISBN 10: 0199203598
ISBN 13: 9780199203598

Media Reviews
What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, supplies the backstory that comes at the end of Telephone; who said what first and how it changes along the way. --Booklist
Offers keen observations on how misquotations tend to enter our collective consciousness. --School Library Journal
The book is full of such interesting material. --Daily Oklahoman


What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, supplies the backstory that comes at the end of Telephone; who said what first and how it changes along the way. --Booklist
Offers keen observations on how misquotations tend to enter our collective consciousness. --School Library Journal
The book is full of such interesting material. --Daily Oklahoman

What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, supplies the backstory that comes at the end of Telephone; who said what first and how it changes along the way. --Booklist
Offers keen observations on how misquotations tend to enter our collective consciousness. --School Library Journal
The book is full of such interesting material. --Daily Oklahoman


What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, supplies the backstory that comes at the end of Telephone; who said what first and how it changes along the way. --Booklist


Offers keen observations on how misquotations tend to enter our collective consciousness. --School Library Journal


The book is full of such interesting material. --Daily Oklahoman


Author Bio
Elizabeth Knowles is Publishing Manager for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries and is a historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. She is editor of the current 6th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.