The Quote Verifier

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429906170

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 4945


Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198734905

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 7362


This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580015

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 9290


This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

THE JOURNEY OF LIFE

Author: Princewill Okeke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 136555628X

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Competitor's Heart: 369 Days of Development

Author: Jeffrey Swarr

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483453766

Category:

Page: 384

View: 7987


For numerous young athletes they are searching for a path to be pushed to become great. Each competitor has the ability to be great and greatness is a daily practice. A Competitor's Heart is developed through a consistent daily practice of development. Each day's message is built to develop a person's heart to compete and become the best person possible. Put A Competitor's Heart into your daily habit and routine and greatness will follow.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Derek Lin

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732043

Category: Religion

Page: 169

View: 679


experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. Provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching s poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will energize your spiritual quest."

The Handbook of Law Firm Mismanagement for the 21st Century

Author: Arnold B. Kanter

Publisher: Catbird Press

ISBN: 9780945774570

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 8708


America’s expert on law firm mismanagement is back with a whole new array of humorous committee meetings, memos, speeches, and consultants’ reports that present lawyers acting not like sharks, but rather floundering in a sea of dilemmas. The lawyers at the fictitious firm Fairweather, Winters & Sommers consider the advantages of merging and going virtual, bicker over a firm web site, and in front of a morning talk-show audience, try to understand economics, and scramble to figure out what to do when a big corporate client gets caught being unusually unethical. A sports-mogul client argues for drafting law-school graduates as if they were athletes, and a look into the future finds lawyers trolling outer space for new business. As ever, the firm’s founder, Stanley Fairweather, gets the last, wise word. Imagination and humor drive this law firm send-up, which turns a dull topic into hilarious farce and entertains lawyers while showing them the error of their ways.

Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483306976

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 4098


Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity concepts. The book integrates theory and practice, is based on both research and professional experience, and offers new case examples and cartoons with Patton's signature humor.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Author: Wolfgang Mieder,Stewart A. Kingsbury,Kelsie B. Harder

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195053990

Category: Reference

Page: 710

View: 7353


Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins