A Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge

By Eric Partridge

;A Dictionary of capture words ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор: Eric Partridge Название: A Dictionary of trap words Издательство: RoutledgeГод: 2005 Формат: pdf Размер: five Mb Язык: английскийFrequently, seize words aren't, within the grammarians’ feel, words in any respect, yet sentences. trap words, just like the heavily associated proverbial sayings, are self-contained, as, evidently, clichйs are too. capture words tend to be extra pointed and ‘human’ than clichйs, even supposing the previous occasionally come up from, and infrequently they generate, the latter. sometimes, capture words stem from too recognized quotations. trap words usually supply—indeed they are—conversational gambits; frequently, too, they upload a pithy, probably earthy, remark. except the unavoidable ‘he-she’ and ‘we-you-they’ conveniences, they're immutable. you've got perceived that the types trap word, Proverbial announcing, recognized Quotations, Clichй, could coexist:they are usually not snobbishly unique, anybody of the other. actually depends at the context, the nuance, the tone. rapidshare zero

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E. you haven’t helped me one bit by what you have just done. and all like that. A var. of and like that. , and all such things) was SE until 1929, when Robert Graves changed all that in his very distinguished war book, Goodbye to All That. P. later reconsidered thus:] I have come to think that, since WW2, the phrase has been gradually reverting to its status as an ordinary free-and-easy example of good coll. , and that it had completed the cycle by 1970. Yeatman’s skit on English history, 1066 and All That, which appeared in 1930.

All serene”, all right; a phrase taken from a comic song and used, when first introduced, on all occasions. S. ’ It was, in England, still being used right up to WW2. all shit and biscuits, like the bottom of a baby’s pram. Very messy and untidy: domestic. , 1962, with var. ) Ct all crumbs at all wind… all shit or all shine with them. See: all honey… all show and no go (—he’s or she’s). p. is ‘said of someone who puts on airs with promise of “great expectations” but who fails entirely or falls woefully short of the goal.

1860–1900. : C20. v. and now for something completely different. ‘Originated with the BBC TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and satirised the news programme introducers’ habit of using the phrase to link two dissimilar news (or magazine programme) items. Now so well known that no radio man can possibly use it’ (Derek Parker, 1977). The Monty Python series was first broadcast in 1969. and once more, for the gods! ‘Addressed to someone who sneezes (or, more rarely, breaks wind) several times.

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