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Interesting Stories about Curious Words : From Stealing Thunder to Red Herrings - Susie Dent

Interesting Stories about Curious Words

From Stealing Thunder to Red Herrings

By: Susie Dent

Paperback | 8 October 2024 | Edition Number 1

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Join Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, on a curious and exceedingly interesting adventure through all the very best RED HERRINGS, COCK AND BULL STORIES and NINE-DAY WONDERS in the English language.


What's the dramatic true story behind STEALING THUNDER?

Why is it CHANCING YOUR ARM when you take a risk?

What do bears have to do with LICKING INTO SHAPE?

Or robbers with PULLING SOMEONE'S LEG?


And, what's so bad about a WHITE ELEPHANT?

'Nobody on earth knows more about the English language than Susie Dent' Gyles Brandreth

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