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Join Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, on a curious and exceedingly interesting adventure through all the very best RED HERRINGS, COCK AND BULL STORIES and NINE-DAY WONDERS in the English language.Who was SWEET FANNY ADAMS?What's the dramatic true story behind STEALING THUNDER?Why is it CHANCING YOUR ARM when you take a risk?What do bears have to do with LICKING INTO SHAPE?Or robbers with PULLING SOMEONE'S LEG?Why are CIRCLES VICIOUS?And, what'…

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Undertittel From Stealing Thunder to Red Herrings
Forfattere Ukjent (forfatter), Susie Dent (forfatter)
Forlag John Murray
Utgitt 20 mars 2024
Sjanger Dokumentar og fakta
Språk English
Format epub
DRM-beskyttelse LCP
ISBN 9781399811699
Join Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, on a curious and exceedingly interesting adventure through all the very best RED HERRINGS, COCK AND BULL STORIES and NINE-DAY WONDERS in the English language.

Who was SWEET FANNY ADAMS?


What's the dramatic true story behind STEALING THUNDER?


Why is it CHANCING YOUR ARM when you take a risk?


What do bears have to do with LICKING INTO SHAPE?


Or robbers with PULLING SOMEONE'S LEG?


Why are CIRCLES VICIOUS?


And, what's so bad about a WHITE ELEPHANT?


'Nobody on earth knows more about the English language than Susie Dent' Gyles Brandreth