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    By: David Crystal

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    ISBN
    9780007240982
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    512
     

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    Description
    The only dictionary of proverbs you'll ever need. This anthology of worldwide wisdom from Albania to Zanzibar, will amuse and inform in equal measures.

    Proverbs are fascinating in what they tell us about a culture's view of everyday life: whether it be the importance of animals or the significance of the weather, proverbial wisdom is a key factor in understanding different peoples and cultures. Here, David Crystal, the world's leading commentator on language, takes us on a global tour of the world's proverbs. Whether you are in Andorra, China or Tierra del Fuego, there is a nugget of local wisdom to inform and entertain.

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