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 seize words Издательство: RoutledgeГод: 2005 Формат: pdf Размер: five Mb Язык: английскийFrequently, seize words aren't, within the grammarians’ experience, words in any respect, yet sentences. seize words, just like the heavily associated proverbial sayings, are self-contained, as, evidently, clichйs are too. capture words are typically extra pointed and ‘human’ than clichйs, even if the previous occasionally come up from, and sometimes they generate, the latter. sometimes, capture words stem from too recognized quotations. capture words usually supply—indeed they are—conversational gambits; frequently, too, they upload a pithy, maybe earthy, remark. except the unavoidable ‘he-she’ and ‘we-you-they’ conveniences, they're immutable. you've perceived that the kinds seize word, Proverbial asserting, recognized Quotations, Clichй, may possibly coexist:they usually are not snobbishly specific, anybody of the other. actually depends at the context, the nuance, the tone. rapidshare zero

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In US, it bore-as indeed it came, in UK, to bear-the further sense ‘and all that nonsense’. [and away we go! p. p. at all. I have gone to considerable trouble to find out. It formed an exit line of ‘the American vaudeville, nightclub, radio, movie and TV comic Jackie Gleason [in] his first comedy-variety series on television in the early 1950s’—as that esteemed critic, Maurice Dolbier, wrote to me in 1978. Cf. v. ] and Bob’s your uncle! And all will be well; all will be perfect: since c. 1890. ’ Aus.

All over bar (occ. but) the shouting (—it’s). Apperley’s The Life of a Sportsman, 1842—both the Brit, and the US form was (it’s) all over but the shouting, but in late C19–20 it has predominantly been…bar the shouting. pp. they developed, late in C19, from the proverbial or semi-proverbial all is over but shouting (Apperley’s version); the bar form occurs in Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, How We Beat the Favourite, 1869, as ‘The race is all over, bar shouting’. : STEPHEN: Well, George, how goes it?

Remember Pearl Harbor: after the airplane strike of 7 December 1941, the battle-cry rallying our country against Japan. All of these seem to me to be propaganda slogans, rather than catch phrases. I agree, but include them, nonetheless. AMERICAN RESPONSES TO STUPID QUESTIONS Examples of such phrases inevitably occur elsewhere in the dictionary. But the ensuing contribution from a young American deserves to be quoted. ‘In response to what is considered a stupid question I’ve often heard nonsense retorts such as the following from people throughout the country: do chickens have lips?

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