Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable / Edition 17

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable / Edition 17

by Adrian Room
     
 

ISBN-10: 0304353817

ISBN-13: 2900304353810

Pub. Date: 05/01/1901

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited

"...peerless...Brewer's has kept ahead of the game by compiling this marvelous compendium...It has captured the flavor of the past 100 years."--The Times

From American Express to American Psycho, Dadaism to Durex, the Zapata moustache to the Zinoviev letter, take an up-to-date look at the diverse and entertaining linguistic landscape of our culture. Here…  See more details below

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"...peerless...Brewer's has kept ahead of the game by compiling this marvelous compendium...It has captured the flavor of the past 100 years."--The Times

From American Express to American Psycho, Dadaism to Durex, the Zapata moustache to the Zinoviev letter, take an up-to-date look at the diverse and entertaining linguistic landscape of our culture. Here, deftly defined and intriguingly displayed, are thousands of words, phrases, slogans, names, events, and titles of songs, books, films, and TV programs that resonate with English-speaking people everywhere. In addition to many unusual gems, you'll find fascinating lists, focused on such varied subjects as rock group monikers, operations code names of World War II, nicknames of famous sportspeople, and some of the most celebrated advertising slogans of the past century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900304353810
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/1901
Pages:
832

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