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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton

Second edition

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2009 |
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199916108 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199916108.001.0001

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With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable guide to modern language and culture. Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it applies the trademark Brewer’s treatment to a fascinating selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology.

Encompassing everything from the Battle of Britain to the Brazilian wax, McCarthyism to McDonald’s and Waiting for Godot to Wallace and Gromit, Brewer’s Modern is wonderfully diverse, addictively browsable and bound to broaden your horizons.

Book.  8980 pages.  694658 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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<i>Abbey Road</i> in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

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‘Abide with Me’ in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

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