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ISBN: 9780199203598 - What They Didn't Say
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What They Didn't Say

A Book of Misquotations

Elizabeth Knowles

ISBN: 9780199203598
Format: Hardback
Publisher:Oxford University Press


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Brings together a range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book presents the colour and inventiveness of language change.

 

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Follow the money Fresh fields and pastures new A good day to bury bad news If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit Brings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book celebrates the colour and inventiveness of language change.