The Resource Common phrases : and the amazing stories behind them, Max Cryer, (electronic resource)

Common phrases : and the amazing stories behind them, Max Cryer, (electronic resource)

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Common phrases : and the amazing stories behind them
Title
Common phrases
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and the amazing stories behind them
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Max Cryer
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Language
eng
Summary
In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term bad hair day, or that a CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the name and use of canned laughter for television, or that cold turkey as a term for quitting something immediately was popularized by the novel and movie (starring Frank Sinatra), The Man with the Golden Arm? Here you'll learn the origins of credibility gap, my lips are sealed, the opera's not over until the fat lady sings, supermarket, supermodel, there's no accounting for taste, thick as thieves, and hundreds more. For anyone who loves language, this new book will take the cake
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TEFOD
Dewey number
423/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1689
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Freading eBooks
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adult
Common phrases : and the amazing stories behind them, Max Cryer, (electronic resource)
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Common phrases : and the amazing stories behind them, Max Cryer, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn788564758
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781616081430
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) f788564758
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