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Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases By Max Cryer

Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
by Max Cryer

Did you know that there is no evidence Queen Victoria said `We are not amused' and we have P. G. Wodehouse to thank for `straight from the horse's mouth'? This witty and accessible compendium reveals the obscure origins of over 500 common phrases, dispelling myths and offering fascinating facts to delight the trivia-holic in all of us.
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Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases Summary


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'? This witty and accessible compendium reveals the obscure origins of over 500 common phrases, dispelling myths and offering plenty of fascinating facts to delight the trivia-holic in all of us.

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GOR003590737
Title
Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Summersdale Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
1849531919
ISBN 13
9781849531917
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