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What they didn't say : a book of misquotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining and thought-provoking book for language buffs and anyone interested in quotations, What They Didn't Say sifts through more than one hundred and fifty misquotations, incorrect attributions, and apocryphal remarks to reveal the origins of the quotes. Organized in an accessible A-Z format, quotes range from "Actors are cattle" (Alfred Hitchcock) to "You dirty rat!" (James Cagney) and span from the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
What they didn't say.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)651951524
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN: 0199203598 9780199203598
OCLC Number: 72354931
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 153 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Misquotations --
What they didn't say.
Other Titles: What they did not say
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Knowles.
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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  Read more...

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