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The Origins of Words and Phrases (Readers Digest)
The Origins of Words and Phrases (Readers Digest)
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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 sidetracked by a 'red herring'? Which writer gave us 'the last straw'?"The Origins of Words and... Read More

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