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Common phrases : --and the amazing stories behind them

Author: Max Cryer
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In day-to-day speech, we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term "bad hair day," or that a CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the name and use of "canned laughter" for television,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Cryer
ISBN: 9780838910979 0838910971 9781616081430 1616081430
OCLC Number: 601096397
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: 319 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Max Cryer.

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