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Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them


Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them by Brand: Skyhorse Publishing at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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


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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 phrases like:

• Credibility gap
• Ginormous
• Metrosexual
• The Mile High Club
• 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 book will “take the cake.”

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Manufacturer:Skyhorse Publishing
Brand:Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing
Studio:Skyhorse Publishing
EAN:9781620875810
Item Weight:0.7 pounds
Item Size:5.5 x 8.25 x 8.25 inches
Package Weight:0.62 pounds
Package Size:5.43 x 0.94 x 0.94 inches

Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them by Brand: Skyhorse Publishing

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