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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

A DICTIONARY OF CATCH PHRASES

by: Partridge, Eric
Format: Paperback

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Product Description An abridged version of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases , concentrating on those phrases in current use in the English-speaking world. Review 'This is an entertaining work, rich in scatalogical and other forms of insult; it contains much material from the two world wars and the field of popular entertainment ... but maintains a fair degree of scholarly detachment'. - The Year's Work in English Studies `A delightful dictionary to browse through.' - Sunday Times `This dictionary can be read for the sheer fun of it - I read it on a rainy holiday and laughed constantly - but it is a useful book as well ... and like Mr. Partridge's dictionaries of slang ... will be indispensable.' - Paul Theroux `This is for dipping, pottering and looking things up ... Much marvellous stuff here. I look forward to continuous pleasure.' - Punch

Details

Product Code: 9780415059169
ISBN: 041505916X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1986-12-04
Number of Pages: 412 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 2
Dimension: 7.4 x 1.18 x 9.45 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.94 pounds