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Why Do We Say It The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use by Frank Oppel

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Published by Book Sales .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sale Adult - Language Arts,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language,
  • Speech,
  • Etymology,
  • Sale Books,
  • English language,
  • Phrases and terms,
  • Popular works

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8572463M
ISBN 101555210104
ISBN 109781555210106

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