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Who Said That First? The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases

by Max Cryer

eBooks of the Month The Real World

Who Said That First? The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases Synopsis

Who first wrote 'absence makes the heart grow fonder', 'accidentally on purpose' or 'no pain, no gain?' Did you know that there is no evidence Queen Victoria said 'We are not amused' or Marie Antoinette proclaimed 'Let them eat cake', but 'iron curtain' was in use for 40 years before Winston Churchill said it, and we have P.G. Wodehouse to thank for 'straight from the horse's mouth'?

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ISBN: 9781849531917
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781849531917
Publication date: 3rd October 2011
Author: Max Cryer
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
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About Max Cryer

Max Cryer is an established authority on the English language, whose books have been sold around the world. He hosts a weekly radio slot on quirks of the English language.

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