What They Didn't Say

What They Didn't Say : A Book of Misquotations

By (author) Elizabeth Knowles

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Follow 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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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • 04 Dec 2006
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 0199203598
  • 9780199203598
  • 1,166,177

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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.

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"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

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