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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Paperback Reference) - Bookhero
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Paperback Reference) - Bookhero

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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A proverb is a common saying which offers advice or presents a moral in ashort or pithy manner. In the past, proverbs had the status of universal truthsand were used to prove an argument: the fact that new proverbs are still cominginto being shows how these neat expressions are still valued and used. Modernproverbs have many different origins (for example 'garbage in, garbage out'comes from computing, while 'there's no such thing as free lunch' comes fromeconomics), but people still look for a vivid and concrete image to make theirpoint.Now available in paperback, this brand new edition is a valuable updating andrevision of the well-loved classic, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs,with increased coverage of 1,100 proverbs. Presented in a thoroughlyreader-friendly style yet staying true to the scholarly standards that havecharacterized earlier editions, it offers more detailed annotation andup-to-the-minute citations from around the English-speaking world.New additions include 'another day, another dollar', 'bad things come inthrees', 'better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep',and 'there is more than one way to skin a cat', with new illustrative quotationsputting proverbs in their historical context. This edition also contains a fullthematic index.
Author: John Simpson
ISBN: 9780198608943
Format: Paperback

Pages: 400
Dimensions: 128 x 196