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All Gong and No Dinner: Home Truths and Domestic Sayings

by Nigel Rees

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Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of listeners of Quote…Unquote have written to Nigel Rees to share informal sayings from everyday life. These have taken the form of domestic catchphrases, family sayings (often unique to a particular family), household words, rhymes, old wives' sayings, and proverbial wisdom. Often they were accompanied by a request as to whether anybody else knew of them. Nigel Rees has searched for the origins of hundreds of these conversation clippings, which together form the basis of the book. Illustrating every aspect of domestic life, from phrases to describe our less respectable neighbors, to the 'nannyisms' we heard as a child, they are guaranteed to raise a smile.

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A celebration and search for the origins of homely words, phrases and sayings. Nigel Rees has searched for the origins of hundreds of these conversation clippings which illustrate every aspect of domestic life, from phrases to describe our less respectable neighbours to the 'nannyisms' we heard as a child.… (more)

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