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

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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 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: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0304366854

Category: Reference

Page: 269

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

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Dictionary of Catchphrases. London: Taylor & Francis, 2005. Percival, P. Tamil
Proverbs. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1996. Rees, Nigel. The
Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins. London: Cassell, 1999. Rogers,
James.

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 9781577151340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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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

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang Kaiman Lee ... The following references
have been used by the author : The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
Christine Ammer The Cassell Dictionary of English Idioms ----- Rosalind
Fergusson The ...

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 0915250438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 114

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"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

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: 779

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

Tourism Culture Communication

Tourism  Culture   Communication

The Cassell dictionary of clichés . London : Cassell . Riley , R. ( 1994 ) . Movie -
induced tourism . In A. Seaton et al . ( Eds . ) , Tourism : The state of the art ( pp .
453-458 ) . Chichester : Wiley . Rogers , J. ( 1985 ) . The dictionary of clichés .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924095737874

Category: Mass media

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Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304357383

Category: Reference

Page: 463

View: 409

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.
Categories: Reference

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Hyamson, A. M. A Dictionary of English Phrases. Detroit, MI: Gale Research
Company, 1970. Kieffer, J. What Are Those Crazy Americans Saying? 3d ed.
Fairfax, VA: Kieffer Publications, 2000. Kirkpatrick, B., ed. Cassell Concise
English ...

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 586

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

Choice

Choice

For cliches distinctly British, consider Nigel Rees's Cassell Dictionary of Cliches (
1996 ). For concise definitions and illustrations of American cliches, Arthur H.
Bell's A Pocket Guide to Clichts ( 1999) is useful, although it has neither index nor
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ISBN: UOM:39015079402379

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: IND:30000077957524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

View: 656

In librarian's office.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

03 Maggio , R . The dictionary of bias - free usage 428 Makkai , A . A dictionary of
American idioms 427 Metaphors dictionary ... 88 Rees , N . Cassell dictionary of
clichés Usage The AMA style guide for business writing 808 Buckley , W . F ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015046784917

Category: Best books

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The Hidden History of Coined Words

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Partridge's Concise Dictionary of Slangand Unconventional English : From A
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English by Eric ... The Dead and the
Quick : Clichés and Neologisms in the Written , Spoken and Visual Cultures of
Britain , the United States and France . ... Cassell's Dictionary of Word and
Phrase Origins .

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 873

Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

Unquote 3 , 1983 ; Word of Mouth , 1983 ; The Nigel Rees Book of Slogans and
Catchphrases , 1984 ; The Joy of Cliches ... Anecdotes , 1994 ; Brewer ' s
Quotations , 1994 ; As We Say in Our House , 1994 ; Cassell Dictionary of
Catchphrases ...

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558625267

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Page: 1094

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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: 989

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

Library Journal

Library Journal

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ISBN: IND:30000046369736

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

The Folklore Historian

The Folklore Historian

John A . Simpson , The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs ( Oxford : Oxford
University Press , 1982 ) , p . 34 . 86 . Neil Ewart , Cassell Everyday Phrases :
Their Origins and Meanings ( London : Cassell , 1983 ) , pp . 3637 . 87 . Rosalind
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Publisher: Simon Bronner

ISBN: PSU:000063272383

Category: Folklore

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Categories: Folklore

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

362.1 1068 Case marking of subject phrases in modern standard Estonian.
494.5455 Case of Michael Scrvetus ... 230.003 Cassell dictionary of cliches. 423
... 133.43O3 Cassell dictionary of word and phrase origins. 422.03 Cassell guide
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ISBN: 0835239764

Category: United States

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Categories: United States