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- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
Inside this quiz book you will find 100 question on one of the most famous of all the Presidents of the United States. This book contains questions from his humble beginnings to the place he will always hold as one of histories most iconic figures. This book also has questions covering his family, his assassination and how it came about, the role he... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 331.00
This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly. * All proverbs listed in original language * 29 European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 943.00
This Dictionary contains over 50,000 proverbs, in some 70 European languages and dialects, arranged in 2,500 sets. It is the fruits of over 40 years of collection and research, the only collection of proverbs on anything like this scale ever to be published anywhere in the world. Emanuel Strauss has trawled through innumerable collections of proverbs... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
What does a native Japanese speaker mean by expressions like ?the leftover piece is lucky? or ?a red lacquer dish needs no decoration?? How do Japanese speakers relate to English maxims like ?talk is cheap? and ?you get what you pay for?? Proverbs hold many keys to a language and culture. [Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is filled with universal... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
This enchanting little book contains 108 traditional Tibetan proverbs?conveying the wit and wisdom of one of the world?s most unique cultures. The proverbs appear in English and Tibetan script, along with a brief explanation of how and when to use each saying. more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 392.00
Julius Wilhelm Zincgref (1591?1635), the Heidelberg jurist, is considered in his century tohave beena master of the short literary form intended for edification purposes. The two-volume collection of his sayings, Der Teutschen scharpfsinnige kluge Sprüch [Wise and Witty German Sayings], published in 1626 and 1631, was particularly outstanding and influential.... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99
In Preposterous Proverbs, language expert Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world on subjects ranging from birth, food, women and love to money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen some of the most interesting and perplexing, and analyses their meaning and truth with his characteristic wry wit. A great book to... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82
A frequently hilarious and often wise collection of Scots sayings which our Grannies always seemed to have to hand for all manner of situations and circumstances. They cover marriage, cooking, the home, money, sex, the Kirk, the future, health, happiness, poverty, travel, death, birth and a lot more. Each saying is accompanied by a straightforward... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. This book explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and whether they offer any genuine help to the recipient. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00
The book examines how thinking, speaking, and interacting influence the construction of meaning among interlocutors. Its revelatory analysis of the complex use of proverbs as discursive tools in the daily life of a social network of transnational families based in Chicago and Mexico makes it an important contribution to the fields of discourse studies,... more...