Curious English Words and Phrases: The Truth Behind the Expressions We Use

Portada
Exisle Publishing, 2012 - 432 páginas
0 Reseñas
Have you ever wondered where terms like 'end of your tether', 'gets my goat' or 'letting ones hair down' come from? Or why we call some people 'geezers', 'sugar daddies' or 'lounge lizards'? Or where the words 'eavesdropping', 'nickname' and 'D-Day' come from?They are just a few of the many words and phrases that language expert Max Cryer examines in this fact-filled and fun new book. Max explains where these curious expressions come from, what they mean and how they are used. Along the way he tells a host of colourful anecdotes and dispels quite a few myths Did Churchill originate the phrase 'black dog'? And if 'ivory tower' can be found in the Bible, why has its meaning changed so drastically?'Curious English Words and Phrases' is a treasure trove for lovers of language. Informative, amusing and value for money, this book is 'the real McCoy'. From 'couch potato' to 'Bob's your uncle', you'll find the explanation here!
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Índice

Sección 1
7
Sección 2
9
Sección 3
64
Sección 4
113
Sección 5
119
Sección 6
187
Sección 7
192
Sección 8
201
Sección 14
295
Sección 15
312
Sección 16
365
Sección 17
393
Sección 18
397
Sección 19
400
Sección 20
416
Sección 21
417

Sección 9
209
Sección 10
220
Sección 11
246
Sección 12
256
Sección 13
292
Sección 22
421
Sección 23
424
Sección 24
428
Página de créditos

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Sobre el autor (2012)

Max Cryer is a seasoned researcher and writer on aspects of the English language. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on the subject. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and TV host, as well as a singer in London, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Max is the author of 'Love Me Tender', 'Who Said That First?', 'The Godzone Dictionary', 'Hear Our Voices, We Entreat', 'Preposterous Proverbs' and 'Every Dog Has It's Day'.

Información bibliográfica