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  • ISBN 0679734104
  • ISBN13 978-0679734109
  • Language English
  • Author Sue Brock
  • Publisher Vintage (December 3, 1991)
  • Pages 158
  • Formats lrf azw azw docx
  • Category No category
  • Size ePub 1391 kb
  • Size Fb2 1246 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 848

For all those interested in the crossroads of linguistics and culture, this enchanting book offers a colorful array of foreign and domestic idioms. Illustrated.

by Sue Brock (Author). Here one is greeted with a charming essay on idiom, and then one chapter each for the colorful and compelling phrases of Spanish, French, Italian and Latin

by Sue Brock (Author). Here one is greeted with a charming essay on idiom, and then one chapter each for the colorful and compelling phrases of Spanish, French, Italian and Latin. Chapters are divided into idiosyncratic sections such as 'Saints and the Church' and 'Socks and Buttons, Dresses and Nightcaps'.

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Idiom's Delight : Fascinating Phrases and Linguistic Eccentricities an-Latin. I truly enjoyed reading this book. The writing is witty and a pleasure to read. by Sue Brock and Suzanne Brock. com User, January 23, 2002.

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This book is light-hearted but still packed with information about idioms and sayings in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin and English. Luckily Suzanne Brock wasn't quite so literal when she chose the title and subject of her book

This book is light-hearted but still packed with information about idioms and sayings in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin and English. It's not a dictionary of idioms, but a carefully selected sampling of sayings. Luckily Suzanne Brock wasn't quite so literal when she chose the title and subject of her book. She uses lots of examples which could be defined as idiom, proverb, metaphor or whatever.

fascinating phrases and linguistic eccentricities. 1st ed. by Suzanne Brock.

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Giamah
Here one is greeted with a charming essay on idiom, and then one chapter each for the colorful and compelling phrases of Spanish, French, Italian and Latin. Chapters are divided into idiosyncratic sections such as 'Saints and the Church' and 'Socks and Buttons, Dresses and Nightcaps'. Each phrase is given in its original language with its American translation and a 10-100 word explanation that might include its origin, history or popular use.
Originally published in 1988, this handy 5-1/2 by 8" volume would not be a reliable guide to slang but because the author covers mainstream phrases that will tend to be remembered and passed along, it will remain a useful book. The accompanying explanations are entertaining and informative, and the inclusion of Latin makes this book irresistible.
Nicely done.
Globus
A great presentation of idioms across cultures. Totally accessible and readable in small bits - many insightful, poetic and inspirational moments!
godlike
It is a neat book. Fun to read and informative.
Kajishakar
Heard about this on A Way With Words podcast. Clever and hilarious.
Topmen
Light fare for a quiet afternoon. Not encyclopedic, but a light hearted comparison of some common idioms in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. I would have liked to see more idioms, particularly those of a more obscure nature -- but then, this is not a language guide, and that information is available elsewhere. The list of Latin quotes from well known writers is pleasant. Overall quite nice.
BlackBerry
I truly enjoyed reading this book. The writing is witty and a pleasure to read. The juxtapositions of the various idioms along with the commentary provides some interesting insights into linguistic and cultural development.