Cassell's Dictionary Of Cliches

Cassell's Dictionary Of Cliches

ISBN13: 9780304349623

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This wide-ranging A-Z guide to over 1,200 popular expressions uncovers amusing origins of both traditional and modern sayings. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is historically believed to be a Chinese proverb. In reality, it appeared in the "Printer's Ink paper in 1927, where the real author credited a Chinese source "so that people would take it more seriously." Did you know that a Listerine Mouthwash commercial is to be thanked for the phrase "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride?" So go ahead, "Eat your heart out." After all, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" 240 pages, 5 x 7 3/4.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 256
Item Height 23 mm
Item Width 127 mm
Item Weight 385 Gram
Product Dimensions 127 x 23 x 198
Publisher W&N
Format Paperback | 256

Nigel Rees is the author of over 50 books, including the Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and the Cassell Companion to Quotations. He is the deviser and presenter of BBC Radio's Quote...Unquote, through which he has become an authority on the popular use of language in slogans, catchphrases, cliche