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The Origins Of Words And Phrases: The Fascinating Stories Behind Everyday

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From the wise to the witty to just plain silly, discover the stories behind English language with... Read More

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From the wise to the witty to just plain silly, discover the stories behind English language with THE ORIGINS OF WORDS & PHRASES. With over 3,000 intriguing, amusing and surprising takes, you’ll be enlightened and entertained! Sample this: -The popular expression “No pain, no gain” was the title of a 1648 poem by Robert Herrick -The word “Kiosk” was not a small hut or cubicle, but an open pavilion or a summer House -De Beers Consolidated Mines came up with the famous phrase “A diamond is forever” as their advertising slogan in the 194

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Title: The Origins Of Words And Phrases: The Fascinating Stories Behind Everyday
Author: Various
Publisher: B & H Entertainment India P L
ISBN: 9781921344770
SKU: BK0430252
EAN: 9781921344770
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Reading age : All Age Groups

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