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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable free pdf 'I can't remember when I last learnt quite so many different things from one book' - Craig Brown, THE MAIL ON SUNDAY. This book focuses not just on the linguistic and cultural resonance of thousands of contemporary words and phrases, but also on the riches of the modern verbal imagination as expressed in a host of titles, characters and allusions from cultural arenas as diverse as film, literature, art, music, comic strips and computer games. Here, deftly defined and intriguingly explained, are thousands of words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, names, nicknames, 'named' events and book, film and TV-programme titles that resonate in the folk memory of English-speaking people all over the world.

About John Ayto

Adrian Room, the editor of BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE, is one of Britain's most experienced compilers of reference books. He is the author of more than 50 popular reference books, mainly on the origins of words, and, in particular, names. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Name Society and American Name Society.

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Author : John Ayto
Publisher : Cassell Reference
Data Published : 11 April 2002
ISBN : 0304358711
EAN : 9780304358717
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 794 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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