The Cassell dictionary of clich s

The Cassell dictionary of clich  s

Contains nearly 1000 cliches, including their possible origins and usage.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304349623

Category: Clichés

Page: 288

View: 374

Sick and tired of cliches? Uncover all kinds of fun facts about how clichQs came to be. Many of these phrases have journalistic origins, many are literary, and some go as far back as the Bible -- but every entry will astound you. And the alphabetical, dictionary format makes it easy to find just what you're looking for.
Categories: Clichés

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304362255

Category: Reference

Page: 274

View: 801

For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.
Categories: Reference

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 0304366854

Category: Reference

Page: 269

View: 578

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.
Categories: Reference

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang Kaiman Lee ... Heritage Dictionary of Idioms Christine Ammer The Cassell Dictionary of English Idioms ----- Rosalind ...

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 0915250438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 114

View: 688

"CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang" gives you accurate definitions, origins and usages of metaphors that you will easily understand and apply with clarity and precision. This book is intended to help people who want to "spice up" the way they talk. It is especially effective for people whose native languages are not English. Verbal metaphors used in appropriate contexts can serve business, social, psychological and cultural purposes. Each metaphor occupies one page which makes learning consistent and easy. Each page has a cartoon and a text portion that consists of four categories of information: meaning, alternative, origin and usage. People evaluate you by your conversational skill! Your conversational skill can be directly linked to your career advancement, income level and social standing. To move up, your conversational skill must surpass that of your co-workers. People perceive the level of your intelligence, education and capabilities by how you express yourself in conversion. Get the help from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Clear your path to success! If you cannot express your ideas eloquently, you can appear as lack of competence and qualification. Impress your audience with "your metaphors" in the right context. Get "your metaphors" from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Your conversational expressions will have pin-point accuracy! You will learn from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang the accurate definitions, origins and usage of "your metaphors," and apply them with clarity and precision.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cassell Dictionary of Catchphrases

The Cassell Dictionary of Catchphrases

This is an entertaining guide to the myriad popular expressions and sayings that pepper the language. The dictionary not only explains the meanings of over 1200 expressions, but also shows where they came from and how thay became popular

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304349666

Category: Americanisms

Page: 230

View: 966

This is an entertaining guide to the myriad popular expressions and sayings that pepper the language. The dictionary not only explains the meanings of over 1200 expressions, but also shows where they came from and how thay became popular
Categories: Americanisms

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Around the World in 80 Cliches

2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions. New York: Galahad Books, 1993. Rees, Nigel. The Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins.

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9781577151524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 580

Travel the world with these incredibly fun cliches! Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, Around the World in 80 Cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. Each phrase and expression comes with an explanation and place of origin. Cheeky and informative, each cliche is presented in such a way that is sure to keep you laughing through all of your adventures!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"?

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304349658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 199

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. *Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. *Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. *Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box--even though it's orange. 224 pages 5 x 7 3/4.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Shock of the Same

The Shock of the Same

Rees, Nigel. The Joy of Clichés: A Complete User's Guide. London: Futura Publications, 1985. ———. Cassell Dictionary of Clichés. London: Cassell, 1996.

Author: Tom Grimwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786614018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 648

This book is the first examination of the cliché as a philosophical concept. Challenging the idea that clichés are lazy or spurious opposites to genuine thinking, it instead locates them as a dynamic and contestable boundary between ‘thought’ and ‘non-thought’.
Categories: Philosophy

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

London: Cassell, 1993. Kunin, A. V. English-Russian Phraseological Dictionary. Moscow: Russky Yazyk, 1984. Longman Dictionary of English Idioms.

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 739

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cassell s Humorous Quotations

Cassell s Humorous Quotations

The biggest, best and funniest collection of humorous quotations on the market, now available in b-format paperback.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304365882

Category: Reference

Page: 912

View: 386

The biggest, best and funniest collection of humorous quotations on the market, now available in b-format paperback.
Categories: Reference

Verbivore s Feast

Verbivore s Feast

Rogers, James 1985 The Dictionary of Cliches. Facts on File, New York. Room, Adrian 1999 The Cassell Dictionary of Word Histories. Cassell, London.

Author: Chrysti Mueller Smith

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 9781560375289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 462

What led to the expression "let the cat out of the bag"? Why do we call blondes "towheads"? For Pete's sake, what is a fangle? In this humorous and engaging collection of word origins and histories, the famed host of the Chrysti the Wordsmith series (heard on Yellowstone Public Radio, Montana Public Radio, Montana State University's KGLT-FM, and Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) shares the stories behind the words. This irresistible medley is a must for word lovers everywhere.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cat s Pyjamas

The Cat s Pyjamas

Paul Beale, A Dictionary of Catch Phrases from the Sixteenth Century to the ... Nigel, Dictionary of Clichés (Cassell, 1996) Rogers, James, Dictionary of ...

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141912424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 571

A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexicography and Terminology

Lexicography and Terminology

Among those dictionaries that appeared in the XXth century the following are ... Roget's Thesaurus, Cassell's Concise Dictionary, Dictionary of Clichés.

Author: Olga Karpova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

View: 513

The present book contains a collection of works devoted to current trends in theoretical and practical lexicography, terminology and terminography. All papers are divided into two main sections. Part I: Lexicography deals with analysis of historical and typological problems in lexicography with special reference to English, Italian, Russian and Southern African dictionaries for general- and special- purposes. The main focus is given to the description of principles in lexicographic presentation of non-equivalent lexics, rhyming slang, idioms, clichés and gender nominations of people in bilingual and monolingual dictionaries. Part II: Terminology and Terminography is devoted to description of the current tendencies observed in terminology and terminography studies with special reference to modern European languages such as English, Russian, Norwegian, etc. Terms of different special domains are viewed from the angle of the latest achievements of modern science, cognitive linguistics in particular. It reveals specific features of terminological word-combinations, terms in colloquial use, peculiarities of terms belonging to newly formed Languages for Special purposes, typical features of recently appeared LSPs and presentations of new dictionaries’ projects of different subject areas. This part reveals international nature of current tendencies in terminology studies and shows the national ways of their functioning and presentation in special dictionaries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty First Century

Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty First Century

The Cassell's Dictionary of Clichés. New York: Cassell. Richards, Paul. 1996. Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth, and Resources in Sierra Leone.

Author: Ellen Lewin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813574301

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 895

Feminist anthropology emerged in the 1970s as a much-needed corrective to the discipline’s androcentric biases. Far from being a marginalized subfield, it has been at the forefront of developments that have revolutionized not only anthropology, but also a host of other disciplines. This landmark collection of essays provides a contemporary overview of feminist anthropology’s historical and theoretical origins, the transformations it has undergone, and the vital contributions it continues to make to cutting-edge scholarship. Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century brings together a variety of contributors, giving a voice to both younger researchers and pioneering scholars who offer insider perspectives on the field’s foundational moments. Some chapters reveal how the rise of feminist anthropology shaped—and was shaped by—the emergence of fields like women’s studies, black and Latina studies, and LGBTQ studies. Others consider how feminist anthropologists are helping to frame the direction of developing disciplines like masculinity studies, affect theory, and science and technology studies. Spanning the globe—from India to Canada, from Vietnam to Peru—Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century reveals the important role that feminist anthropologists have played in worldwide campaigns against human rights abuses, domestic violence, and environmental degradation. It also celebrates the work they have done closer to home, helping to explode the developed world’s preconceptions about sex, gender, and sexuality.
Categories: Social Science

Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

 Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

1983 ) , PP . lxxxiv F.P. Wilson , The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs ... 34 . lxxxvi Neil Ewart , Cassell Everyday Phrases : Their Origins and ...

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103788

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 437

"This book presents a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as so-called monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Social Science

The Penguin Dictionary of Clich s

The Penguin Dictionary of Clich  s

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: UCSC:32106012288178

Category: Clichés

Page: 296

View: 522

This dictionary investigates the wide range of cliches throughout the history of the English language. With over 1500 sourced cliches listed, both ancient an modern, this work looks at the more informal side of the English language.
Categories: Clichés

Cassell s Movie Quotations

Cassell s Movie Quotations

¿Bursting with quotable lines of dialogue from films past and present ¿ this is the first major dictionary of its kind¿ TOUCH magazine CASSELL'S MOVIE QUOTATIONS is the most wide-ranging book of movie quotes ever to appear in the UK ...

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304362247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

View: 698

¿Bursting with quotable lines of dialogue from films past and present ¿ this is the first major dictionary of its kind¿ TOUCH magazine CASSELL'S MOVIE QUOTATIONS is the most wide-ranging book of movie quotes ever to appear in the UK including a large selection of actual film quotes, critical judgements of many of the most celebrated movies ever made and quotations by and about a distinguished roll-call of movie stars ¿ from early greats such as Chaplin and Garbo to present-day icons such as Paltrow, Connery and Cruise ¿ and a distinguished roll-call of producers and directors past and present, from Griffith and Goldwyn to Spielberg and Kubrick.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Dictionary of Clich s

The Dictionary of Clich  s

Author: James T. Rogers

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 0517060205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

View: 177

The first dictionary of its kind revitalizes more than two thousand cliches and tired phrases by revealing the history of the origin behind each one
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inspiring Writing in Art and Design Education

Inspiring Writing in Art and Design Education

... Kyle Carthie Ltd. Green, J. (2002) The Big Book of Rhyming Slang, London: Cassell. Kirkpatrick, B. (1996) Dictionary of Clichés, London: Bloomsbury.

Author: Pat Francis

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503004

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 773

Art and design students today face a wide range of writing tasks – from reflective and self-promotional pieces to reviews, essays and dissertations. This book is an answer to art and design students and staff, disheartened by negative past experiences, who say that they loathe writing, and encourages different approaches to writing – integrating it into studio practice, and promoting the notion of ‘warm up’ preparations.This very practical volume, written for tutors and students, nurtures writing's creative role in the process of art and design. It uses short exercises and creative writing techniques combined with the energy and liveliness of the workshop situation to help with academic issues in writing assignments.
Categories: Art

British Sources of Information

British Sources of Information

Hayakawa, S.I.and Fletcher,P.J. (eds), Cassell'sModern Guide toSynonyms andRelated ... Long, T.H. and Summers, D., The Longman Dictionary ofEnglish Idioms, ...

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135794934

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 787

This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.
Categories: History