Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (December 11, 2003)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.5 MB
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have you thought of how a unmarried line from a film or a tv commercial spreads to develop into a ubiquitously renowned expression? have you learnt the starting place of such words as "keeping up with the Joneses" and "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do"? Are you regularly stumped while attempting to take into account the resource of a line from a film or an advertisements slogan? The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases is the reply to the commonly asked questions "What's that from?" and "Who acknowledged that?" and gives a full of life exploration of the heritage and utilization of those universal and undying expressions. From "you talkin' to me?" to "melts on your mouth, now not on your hand" to "see you later, alligator," this enjoyable booklet presents a entire choice of our best-loved catchphrases, reminiscent of the human nature of adopting a standard bond via language. a unique resource info part supplies a heritage description of the indicates, movies, or books which are pointed out frequently, and a resource Index permits readers to appear up entries from a selected resource. With the main up to date entries, The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases bargains an interesting and enjoyable travel of universal language and is perfect for armchair linguists in addition to all movie, tv, and pop culture junkies.