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Idiomantics: The Weird World of Popular Phrases

Author: Gooden, Philip
Lewis, Peter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$25.99
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Idiomantics: The Weird World of Popular Phrases : Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. The very etymology of the word 'idiom' reveals what's so endlessly fascinating about the wide range of colourful phrases we use in everyday speech: their peculiarity. They're peculiar both in the sense of being particular or unique to the culture from which they originate, and in the sense of being downright odd. To cite three random examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's secret? Fascinating and illuminating, Idiomantics explains all...The ideal gift for word buffs and in fact, anyone who enjoys a good yarn, this playful book looks at 12 groups of idioms around the world, looking at subjects such as fun and games, gastronomic delights and the daily grind.


Category   Subject
Language Arts & Disciplines   Etymology
Language Arts & Disciplines   Reference

ISBN 13:9781408151440
ISBN 10:1408151448
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:246
Size:8.12" l x 5.37" w x 0.83" h
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