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Preposterous Proverbs

Author : Max Cryer
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From our earliest years we have heard proverbs, and many of them are repeated without much thought. Yes, ‘birds of a feather flock together’ and ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, but these sayings are so familiar that we are scarcely aware they are proverbs. It has been so for thousands of years, in every culture. It is only when someone like Max Cryer takes the time to look at them that we can see how these ‘pearls of wisdom’ have played such a key role in the moral guidance of every society. Sometimes the wisdom is distinctly odd, sometimes it has become outdated, and sometimes it is simply contradictory. After all, do ‘many hands make light work’ or do ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’? You can’t really have it both ways.In 'Preposterous Proverbs', Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world. Proverbs on birth, food, women and love rub shoulders with others on money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen some of the most interesting and perplexing, and with his characteristic wry wit he analyses their meaning and truth. A great book to dip into, 'Preposterous Proverbs' will take you from Greece (‘A thousand men cannot undress a naked man’) and China (‘A dry finger cannot pick up salt’) to Japan (‘Fools and scissors must be carefully handled’) and India (‘A fat spouse is a quilt for the winter’).

The Right Word

Author : Elizabeth Morrison
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The quality of your written English is your passport to both academic and career success. Whether you’re a native speaker or learning English as a second language, it’s very easy to get confused and make mistakes. This book is your essential guide to mastering the subtleties and becoming an expert communicator. Divided into three sections, 'The Right Word' first examines homophones, those tricky words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Entries are organised alphabetically, with meanings and examples (including colloquial ones) being given to facilitate correct use. The book then looks at words that often confuse — childish vs. childlike, incredible vs. incredulous, for example — before providing a list of the most commonly misspelled words. Keep this book by your desk as a ready reference providing instant access to superb English!

Address to the reader Introduction Worry War A love story Criticism Biography Proverbs On the arts of self advancement

Author : Sir Arthur Helps
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A Hand book of Proverbs

Author : Henry George Bohn
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English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Author : William Carew Hazlitt
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Queer Discourses on Queer Proverbs

Author : Edwin Hodder
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Gold foil Hammered from Popular Proverbs

Author : Josiah Gilbert Holland
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Dialect Proverbs and Word lore

Author : George Laurence Gomme
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The popular rhymes sayings and proverbs of the county of Berwick with notes by G Henderson

Author : George Henderson (of Chirnside)
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The Gentleman s Magazine Library Dialect proverbs and word lore

Author : George Laurence Gomme
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Treasury of Wisdom Wit and Humor Odd Comparisons and Proverbs

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Treasury of Wisdom Wit and Humor Odd Comparisons and Proverbs

Author : Adam Woolbever (comp.)
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words Obsolete Phrases Proverbs and Ancient Customs from the Fourteenth Century by James Orchard Halliwell

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Qui Parle

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Proverbs Folklore of Kumaun and Garwhal

Author : Garigādatta Upreti
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A Dictionary of Hindustani Proverbs

Author : S. W. Fallon
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Folk lore or A collection of local rhymes proverbs sayings prophecies slogans c relating to Northumberland Newcastle on Tyne and Berwick on Tweed

Author : Michael Aislabie Denham
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The House of a Merchant Prince

Author : William Henry Bishop
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The Parade of Heroes

Author : Tristram Potter Coffin
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The English Historical Review

Author : Mandell Creighton
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