Around the World in 80 Clichés

Around the World in 80 Clichés

Overused Expressions from Across the Globe

Hardback256pp163x138mm

9781577151340     Product Code: 511971

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Exploring the unique ways in which different languages describe universal human experiences, this is a humorous survey of the history and meaning of those catchy idioms, proverbs and expressions that have spread like wildfire. They are arranged under 80 headings, including Mistakes (of which Japanese says that ‘even monkeys fall from trees’) and Overreaction (in Dutch: ‘to shoot a mosquito with a cannon’).

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