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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Begat
Subtitle: The King James Bible and the English Language
Written By: David Crystal

New in Paperback!

The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In
this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have
been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists,
advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199695180
ISBN-13: 9780199695188
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 8.99