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9789674158736 - Ellen Whyte: Logamania
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Ellen Whyte (?):

Logamania (2013) (?)

ISBN: 9789674158736 (?) or 9674158731, in english, MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd, MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd, MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd, New, ebook, digital download

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Book Description: EVER WONDERED what a pyrrhic victory is? Been curious if there is a connection between real white elephants and expensive properties that don't make money? Can't figure out what a banshee is and why it screams? If you've always wanted to know where your favourite expressions come from or are flummoxed by those you haven't heard before, this book is for you. "Logomania", which means "being crazy about words", is derived from the Greek roots, log, meaning "word", and mainesthai, meaning "to be mad". It's a made-up word, so it's not in the dictionary yet! Logomania: Where Common Phrases Come From and How to Use Them delves into the meaning and history of over 400 English phrases from "a babe in the woods" to "you reap what you sow". Arranged by chapters so you can check out phrases linked by common imagery, and indexed so you can find the phrases you want quickly, this little reference is chock-full of information and amusing anecdotes. Each entry also comes with an example so you can see how the expression is used. About the Author: ELLEN WHYTE was given her first dictionary in school when she was seven. Designed for kids, it was limited to defining common words in a dull way. At about the same time, someone gave her an encyclopaedia on animals. It had a panda on the cover and was filled with information about the biggest, smallest, fastest, toughest and weirdest animals on the planet. The dictionary was ignored while the encyclopaedia was read until it fell apart. It wasn't for some years before she discovered that language could be as interesting as animal encyclopaedias. She now has a bookshelf bulging with dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias and other reference books, and is completely hooked on learning the stories that lie behind the words and phrases we use every day. She is also the author of Logomania: Fate and Fortune, Katz Tales: Living Under the Velvet Paw and Katz Tales: The Adventures of Scoop and Au. She also writes romances under h
9789674158736 - Whyte, Ellen: LOGOMANIA
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Whyte, Ellen (?):

LOGOMANIA (?)

ISBN: 9789674158736 (?) or 9674158731, in english, New, ebook, digital download

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WHERE COMMON PHRASES COME FROM AND HOW TO USE THEM, WHERE COMMON PHRASES COME FROM AND HOW TO USE THEM