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A dictionary of catch phrases, American and British, from the sixteenth century to the present day epub ebook

by Eric Partridge

A dictionary of catch phrases, American and British, from the sixteenth century to the present day epub ebook

Author: Eric Partridge
Category: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Language: English
Publisher: Dorset Press; Rev. and updated ed edition (1988)
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 0880292970
ISBN13: 978-0880292979
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 592
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Eric Partridge has a masterly knowledge of sub-standard English and this book is a major collection of catch-phrases. That this lists both British and American together also differentiates it from the "Dictionary of Slang

Eric Partridge has a masterly knowledge of sub-standard English and this book is a major collection of catch-phrases. Partridge does not shun the naughty or indecent expression although no-one would argue that the book is fully up-to-date. That this lists both British and American together also differentiates it from the "Dictionary of Slang. This book should be a must-have reference book for any writer, if only to remind you of the swath and vivacity of expression. And, it's a wonderful tool for procrastination.

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The proverbial no one can say black is my eye developed, probably late in the sixteenth century, into the catch phrase, black is-later, black’s-your eye, you’re at fault, you’re guilty, whence black’s the white of my eye, a nautical protestation of innocence. Nor is this catch phrase entirely extinct.

Home Browse Books Book details, A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and. A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. By Eric Partridge, Paul Beale. I have been deeply interested in catch phrases ever since during the First World War when, a private in the Australian infantry, I heard so many; in both Slang Today and Yesterday and, 1937 onwards, A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, I have paid them considerable-and. Moreover, as I have always read rather widely in American fiction and humour, I did not start from scratch in that vast field.

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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases : British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Da. A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has 'caught on' or become popular over along period of time.

A Dictionary of Catch Phrases : British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. by Eric Partridge. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

A catchphrase (alternatively spelled catch phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through word of mouth and a variety of mass media (such as films, internet, literature and publishing, television and radio).

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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.
Reviews (7)
Tansino
Good read and historical background to various catch phrases. Handy.

Pad
Perhaps most readers don't think of a "Dictionary" as a page turner, but this volume should come w/ a warning: if you open this during some sort of serious scholarly pursuit, you WILL be distracted. As an editor, Paul Bell has picked up not merely where Eric Partridge left off, but w/ the same lively tone that Partridge is famous for. Eric Partridge must surely have been the most delightful of dinner guests, w/ stories and quotes to astonish and delight for hours. This book fills something of the same purpose. It has voice! Even if you have Partridge's Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional Usage (a book you cannot put down after looking up just one thing!) this is a fine addition to any library. "Slang etc." has many of these catchphrases, but in this volume, given separately, it's easier to chase down some link or thought or phrase. As ever, Partridge's Dictionaries are scrupulous about dating their entries and citing the source. That this lists both British and American together also differentiates it from the "Dictionary of Slang." This book should be a must-have reference book for any writer, if only to remind you of the swath and vivacity of expression. And, it's a wonderful tool for procrastination.

Innadril
Thank you.

Zonama
This book may have the information it claims to have but it is so poorly designed and executed that it makes the book just about useless. The copy I received has print so small that it is uncomfortable to read. The quality of the paper and the printing allows for a blurred appearance in the copy. A general disappointment all round.

Kipabi
Typical Partridge : many translations of filmscripts into Spanish, TV soaps, etc, would have been better if they had consulted this one. Americans might find treatment of US catch phrases, or even their definition, irritating, as the basic point of view is British, albeit open-minded.

Barit
If you like words this is a fun book to have

Rindyt
Unfortunately, this book did not have the type of "catch phrases" i was looking for. I was hoping for a book that would explain sayings such as "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water"; or "mind your Ps & Qs.
It is full of sayings that are of no interest to me. I guess I wanted a book explaining proverbs rather than this one.

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