Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths Hardback
The Queen's English from the King James Bible
by Martin H. Manser;
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Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths
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Readers of Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths learn that many of our most familiar phrases are taken straight from the King James Version of the Bible.
A quirky present, Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths will amuse and entertain as well as shed a thought-provoking light on the background to our rich and varied language.
Martin Manser has written and edited a wide range of reference books, including The Good Word Guide, Best Loved Hymns, Poems and Readings, Buttering Parsnips, Twocking Chavs: The Secret Life of the English Language, Chambers Dictionary of Eponyms, and the Guinness Book of Words. He lectures on language use at University of the Arts London and Buckingham New University, and is a language consultant with national companies and organisations.
Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths by Martin H. Manser was published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2009 and is our 32712th best seller. The ISBN for Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths is 9780340979792.
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Scapegoats Shambles and ShibbolethsMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
This book made me feel very old, because many years of familiarity with the King James Bible left me in no doubt of the meaning of words therein. Nevertheless I read this book with interest as I realise that my children and their children will have grown up with modern translations and it is for them that this book is written.
It will surprise some, how many of our everyday expressions originate in the Bible, and how words have changed their meanings over the generations. I enjoyed reading through and was pleasantly surprised to find I did not know as much as I thought, I enjoy learning new things.
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Details for Scapegoats, Shambles and Shibboleths
|Author / Artist||Martin H. Manser|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (September 2009)|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Page last updated||22nd July 2015|