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As We Say in Our House: A Book of Family Sayings

As We Say in Our House: A Book of Family Sayings (Paperback)

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Almost every family has them: sayings that are a kind of private language and which, in many cases, continue in use across the generations. These family sayings are often impenetrable to outsiders, but there is also a rich vein of domestic catch phrase that is common to many families, and it is this that Nigel Rees celebrates in As We Say In Our House. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, but especially on family sayings that have been contributed to his BBC Radio programme Quote...Unquote, Nigel Rees provides a shamelessly nostalgic and warmly humorous record of an area of language that would otherwise go largely unrecorded. The popular expressions explored here also include personal mottoes, peculiar proverbs and nonsensical riddles.

HumourPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 04/09/2001 ISBN-13: 9781861054647  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nigel Rees is an expert on popular language and phraseology, with his own BBC Radio 4 programme Quote... Unquote. He has also appeared on Channel 4 TV's Countdown.

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