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

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Who first wrote 'absence makes the heart grow fonder', 'accidentally on purpose' or 'no pain, no gain?' This title reveals the obscure origins of over 500 common phrases, dispelling myths and offering many facts to delight the trivia-holics.

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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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SKU GOR003590737
Title Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
Author By (author) Max Cryer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Summersdale Publishers
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 1849531919
ISBN 13 9781849531917
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003590737
Title Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
Author By (author) Max Cryer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Summersdale Publishers
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 1849531919
ISBN 13 9781849531917
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No