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    DescriptionFollow the money Fresh fields and pastures new A good day to bury bad news If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit Brings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book celebrates the colour and inventiveness of language change.


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    Title
    What They Didn't Say
    Subtitle
    A Book of Misquotations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Knowles
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 221 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199203598
    ISBN 10: 0199203598
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: GBCQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000
    DC22: 081
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF019000
    Abridged Dewey: 081
    LC classification: PN6081 .W387 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBCQ
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    04 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Knowles is Publishing Manager for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries and is a historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. She is editor of the current 6th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
    Review quote
    "What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, supplies the backstory that comes at the end of Telephone; who said what first and how it changes along the way."--Booklist"Offers keen observations on how misquotations tend to enter our collective consciousness."--School Library Journal"The book is full of such interesting material."--Daily Oklahoman