The Cassell dictionary of clich s

Contains nearly 1000 cliches, including their possible origins and usage.

The Cassell dictionary of clich  s

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304349623

Page: 288

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Sick and tired of cliches? Uncover all kinds of fun facts about how clichQs came to be. Many of these phrases have journalistic origins, many are literary, and some go as far back as the Bible -- but every entry will astound you. And the alphabetical, dictionary format makes it easy to find just what you're looking for.

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304362257

Page: 274

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For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Funk, Charles Earle. 2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions. New
York: Galahad Books, 1993. Rees, Nigel. The Cassell Dictionary of Word and
Phrase Origins. London: Cassell, 1999. Rogers, James. The Dictionary of Clichés
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Around the World in 80 Cliches

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 1577151526

Page: 256

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Travel the world with these incredibly fun cliches! Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, Around the World in 80 Cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. Each phrase and expression comes with an explanation and place of origin. Cheeky and informative, each cliche is presented in such a way that is sure to keep you laughing through all of your adventures!

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang Kaiman Lee ... The following references
have been used by the author : The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
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Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 9780915250431

Page: 114

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"CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang" gives you accurate definitions, origins and usages of metaphors that you will easily understand and apply with clarity and precision. This book is intended to help people who want to "spice up" the way they talk. It is especially effective for people whose native languages are not English. Verbal metaphors used in appropriate contexts can serve business, social, psychological and cultural purposes. Each metaphor occupies one page which makes learning consistent and easy. Each page has a cartoon and a text portion that consists of four categories of information: meaning, alternative, origin and usage. People evaluate you by your conversational skill! Your conversational skill can be directly linked to your career advancement, income level and social standing. To move up, your conversational skill must surpass that of your co-workers. People perceive the level of your intelligence, education and capabilities by how you express yourself in conversion. Get the help from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Clear your path to success! If you cannot express your ideas eloquently, you can appear as lack of competence and qualification. Impress your audience with "your metaphors" in the right context. Get "your metaphors" from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Your conversational expressions will have pin-point accuracy! You will learn from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang the accurate definitions, origins and usage of "your metaphors," and apply them with clarity and precision.

The Cassell Dictionary of Catchphrases

This is an entertaining guide to the myriad popular expressions and sayings that pepper the language. The dictionary not only explains the meanings of over 1200 expressions, but also shows where they came from and how thay became popular

The Cassell Dictionary of Catchphrases

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304349661

Page: 230

View: 757

This is an entertaining guide to the myriad popular expressions and sayings that pepper the language. The dictionary not only explains the meanings of over 1200 expressions, but also shows where they came from and how thay became popular

Tourism Culture Communication

The Cassell dictionary of clichés . London : Cassell . Riley , R. ( 1994 ) . Movie -
induced tourism . In A. Seaton et al . ( Eds . ) , Tourism : The state of the art ( pp .
453-458 ) . Chichester : Wiley . Rogers , J. ( 1985 ) . The dictionary of clichés .

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For clichés distinctly British , consider Nigel Rees's Cassell Dictionary of Clichés (
1996 ) . For concise definitions and illustrations of American clichés , Arthur H.
Bell's A Pocket Guide to Clichés ( 1999 ) is useful , although it has neither index ...

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Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty First Century

New York: Social Sciences Research Council Working Papers, October. Rees,
Nigel. 1996. The Cassell's Dictionary of Clichés. New York: Cassell. Richards,
Paul. 1996. Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth, and Resources in Sierra
Leone.

Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty First Century

Author: Ellen Lewin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813574307

Page: 310

View: 101

Feminist anthropology emerged in the 1970s as a much-needed corrective to the discipline’s androcentric biases. Far from being a marginalized subfield, it has been at the forefront of developments that have revolutionized not only anthropology, but also a host of other disciplines. This landmark collection of essays provides a contemporary overview of feminist anthropology’s historical and theoretical origins, the transformations it has undergone, and the vital contributions it continues to make to cutting-edge scholarship. Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century brings together a variety of contributors, giving a voice to both younger researchers and pioneering scholars who offer insider perspectives on the field’s foundational moments. Some chapters reveal how the rise of feminist anthropology shaped—and was shaped by—the emergence of fields like women’s studies, black and Latina studies, and LGBTQ studies. Others consider how feminist anthropologists are helping to frame the direction of developing disciplines like masculinity studies, affect theory, and science and technology studies. Spanning the globe—from India to Canada, from Vietnam to Peru—Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century reveals the important role that feminist anthropologists have played in worldwide campaigns against human rights abuses, domestic violence, and environmental degradation. It also celebrates the work they have done closer to home, helping to explode the developed world’s preconceptions about sex, gender, and sexuality.

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"?

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304349654

Page: 273

View: 220

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. *Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. *Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. *Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box--even though it's orange. 224 pages 5 x 7 3/4.

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Partridge's Concise Dictionary of Slangand Unconventional English : From A
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English by Eric ... The Dead and the
Quick : Clichés and Neologisms in the Written , Spoken and Visual Cultures of
Britain , the United States and France . ... Cassell's Dictionary of Word and
Phrase Origins .

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190466782

Page: 320

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Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.

The Penguin Dictionary of Clich s

The Penguin Dictionary of Clich  s

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN:

Page: 296

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This dictionary investigates the wide range of cliches throughout the history of the English language. With over 1500 sourced cliches listed, both ancient an modern, this work looks at the more informal side of the English language.

Cassell s Humorous Quotations

The biggest, best and funniest collection of humorous quotations on the market, now available in b-format paperback.

Cassell s Humorous Quotations

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304365883

Page: 912

View: 343

The biggest, best and funniest collection of humorous quotations on the market, now available in b-format paperback.

The Folklore Historian

John A . Simpson , The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs ( Oxford : Oxford
University Press , 1982 ) , p . 34 . 86 . Neil Ewart , Cassell Everyday Phrases :
Their Origins and Meanings ( London : Cassell , 1983 ) , pp . 3637 . 87 . Rosalind
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The Folklore Historian

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American Book Publishing Record

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against the bomb . 341.734 Cassell dictionary of cliches . 423.1 Carillon .
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Let s Talk Turkey

recently acquired the project , and a third volume is forthcoming under the title
Historical Dictionary of American Slang . Mathews , Mitford M. A ... Dictionary of
Americanisms : A Dictionary of Words and Phrases , Usually Regarded as
Peculiar to the United States . 1848 ; reprinted ... Cassell's Dictionary of Slang .
London ...

Let s Talk Turkey

Author: Rosemarie Ostler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 252

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Respected linguist Ostler demystifies more than 150 colorful homegrown figures of speech. She traces each saying from its first known appearance in print to its place in modern English, uncovering a host of cultural and historical tidbits along the way.