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Who Said That First? : The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases (Large Print 16pt)
by Max Cryer


Overview - Believe it or not, this is probably the first book to attempt to identify the original sources of some of the English language's most common expressions. We might think we know who first said famous for fifteen minutes, annus horribilis, the cold war and let them eat cake.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Believe it or not, this is probably the first book to attempt to identify the original sources of some of the English language's most common expressions. We might think we know who first said famous for fifteen minutes, annus horribilis, the cold war and let them eat cake. It's a no brainer, you might say, but Max Cryer has a surprise or two in store for you. I kid you not. In this very readable book, he explores the origins of hundreds of expressions we use and hear every day and comes up with some surprising findings. Never economical with the truth, he might just have the last laugh.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781458785596
  • ISBN-10: 1458785599
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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