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The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases By Other Anna Farkas

The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases
by Other Anna Farkas

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From 'Can I do you now, sir?' and 'Thunderbirds are GO' to 'Eat my shorts!', 'Who loves ya, baby' and 'booyakasha!', this entertaining book gives a history of a selection of our best-loved catchphrases, paying homage to the human nature of adopting a common bond through language.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases Summary


The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases by Other Anna Farkas

A catchphrase is a set of words that have come to be associated, over time and through repeated usage, with a particular individual or group, or maybe an event. From 'Can I do you now, sir?' and 'Thunderbirds are GO' to 'Eat my shorts!', 'Who loves ya, baby' and 'booyakasha!', this entertaining book gives a history of a selection of our best-loved catchphrases, paying homage to the human nature of adopting a common bond through language. Entries are drawn from TV and radio shows, books, films, songs, and music hall, and provide full details of who coined or employed each phrase, when, and in what context. Together the entries build up a rich and entertaining picture of this fascinating aspect of our language, at the same time providing a snapshot of popular culture during the 20th century in Britain and the USA.

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About Other Anna Farkas



Anna Farkas, an American citizen who has lived in the UK for over 10 years, is an experienced freelance writer and researcher. She researched and prepared the outline for the very first, 1998 edition, of The Hutchinson Almanac and worked as a contributor on The Hutchinson Guide to the World, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Modern Political Biography, and The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

Table of Contents


CONTENTS; DICTIONARY OF CATCHPHRASES; SOURCE INFORMATION; SOURCE INDEX

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GOR001854764
The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases by Other Anna Farkas
Other Anna Farkas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-10-09
368
0198607350
9780198607359
N/A
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