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1616081430 - Max Cryer: Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
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Max Cryer (?):

Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them (?)

ISBN: 1616081430 (?) or 9781616081430, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, Used

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dictionaries and thesauruses,education and reference,etymology,general,humanities,humor and entertainment,language arts,library and information science,politics and social sciences,puzzles and games, In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term "bad hair day," or that a CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the name and use of "canned laughter" for television, or that "cold turkey" as a term for quitting something immediately was popularized by the novel and movie (starring Frank Sinatra), The Man with the Golden Arm? Here you'll learn the origins of "credibility gap," "my lips are sealed," "the opera's not over until the fat lady sings," "supermarket," "supermodel," "there's no accounting for taste," "thick as thieves," and hundreds more. For anyone who loves language, this new book will "take the cake.
9781616081430 - Max Cryer: Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
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Max Cryer (?):

Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them (?)

ISBN: 9781616081430 (?) or 1616081430, in english, Skyhorse Publishing Inc. New

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Max Cryer, Books, Reference and Language, Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them, In day-to-day speech, we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is.Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term “bad hair day,” or that a CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the name and use of “canned laughter” for television, or that “cold turkey” as a term for quitting something immediately was popularized by the novel and movie (starring Frank Sinatra) The Man with the Golden Arm? Here you’ll learn the origins of phrases like:• Credibility gap• Ginormous• Metrosexual• The Mile High Club• My lips are sealed• The opera’s not over until the fat lady sings• Supermarket• Supermodel• There’s no accounting for taste• Thick as thieves• And hundreds more!For anyone who loves language, this book will “take the cake.”
9781616081430 - Cryer, Max: Common Phrases
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Cryer, Max (?):

Common Phrases (?)

ISBN: 9781616081430 (?) or 1616081430, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, New, ebook

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Reference, In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did you know that the former host of Today , Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term bad hair day, or that a CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the name and use of canned laughter for television, or that cold turkey as a term for quitting something immediately was popularized by the novel and movie (starring Frank Sinatra), The Man with the Golden Arm? Here you'll learn the origins of credibility gap, my lips are sealed, the opera's not over until the fat lady sings, supermarket, supermodel, there's no accounting for taste, thick as thieves, and hundreds more. For anyone who loves language, this new book will take the cake. eBook
9781616081430 - Max Cryer: Common Phrases. and the Amazing Stories Behind Them
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Max Cryer (?):

Common Phrases. and the Amazing Stories Behind Them (?)

ISBN: 9781616081430 (?) or 1616081430, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, New

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An alphabetical listing of common figures of speech, along with their definitions and origins.
9781616081430 - Max Cryer: Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
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Max Cryer (?):

Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them (?)

ISBN: 9781616081430 (?) or 1616081430, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, hardcover, New

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Common-Phrases~~Max-Cryer, Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them, hardcover