Did you know the phrase 'naughty but nice' was coined by novelist Salman Rushdie as an advertising slogan to sell cakes? Or that to the Anglo-Saxons a 'gossip' was a godparent? Who was the first to be side-tracked by a 'red herring'? Which writer gave us 'the last straw'? The Origins of Words and Phrases will reveal the secrets, scandals, and surprises behind the words you use every day. Hear the stories and meet the personalities that have helped shape the English language from William Shakespeare and Lord Byron to Rudyard Kipling and Salmon Rushdie. Condition: very good (hardcover). Large volume. Price R290. Can be couriered to any place in South Africa at an additional cost
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