Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Furnishes over six thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199681365

Category: Humor

Page: 465

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Furnishes over six thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

Messing About in Quotes

Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192574886

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to Bores, Tennis to Wine, this little dictionary contains over 2,700 of the best quotations, from witty one-liners and funny phrases to pithy comments and unintended humour. If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. - George Burns I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry. - Victoria Wood Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie-detector. - Graham Greene The trouble with a book is that you never know what's in it until it's too late. - Jeanette Winterson

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

This edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, like its predecessor, attempts to ensure that 'the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language' (Jane Austen, ...

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199237166

Category: Humor

Page: 536

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Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015034412042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

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Furnishes nearly five thousand humorous quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs by Grouch Marx, Oscar Wilde, P.J. O'Rourke, Dorothy Parker, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and others

1000 Pocket Positives

The Book of Positive Quotations , John Cook ( compiler ) , ( Fairview Press , 1997 ) . The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations , Ned Sherrin ( ed ) , ( Oxford University Press , 2002 ) . The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations ...

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Publisher: How To Books Ltd

ISBN: 1857038967

Category: Optimism

Page: 163

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Dip into this book for personal inspiration and reflection, or to provide some pithy quotations that will add sparkle to your presentations, handouts, articles, essays, websites or speeches.

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations Edited by Cyles Brandreth From the sharply witty to the downrighthilarious, this sparkling collection will appeal to all senses of humour. The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Edited ...

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584380

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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What is it to 'cock a snook', where is the land of Nod, and who was first to go the extra mile? Find the answers to these questions (and many more!) in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This dictionary uncovers the meanings of myriad phrases and sayings that are used daily in the English language, encompassing more than 10,000 figurative expressions, similes, sayings, and proverbs. More than 400 idioms have been added to this new edition, and comprise recently coined and common sayings alike. New additions include 'back of the net', 'drag and drop', 'go it alone', 'how come?', 'if you ask me', 'make your skin crawl', and 'woe betide'. Illustrative quotations sourced from the Oxford corpora give contextual examples of the idioms and their standard usage, and many entries include background information on the origins of the idiom in question. An updated thematic index makes for easy navigation, and anyone who is interested in the origins and diversity of English vernacular will have hours of fun browsing this fascinating dictionary.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations Edited by Ned Sherrin From the sharply witty to the downright hilarious, this sparkling collection will appeal to all senses of humour. Quotations by Subject Edited by Susan Ratcliffe A ...

Author: Sylvia Chalker

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780191579189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations Edited by Ned Sherrin From the sharply witty to the downright hilarious, this sparkling collection will appeal to all senses of humour. The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Edited by ...

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191036743

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

I Wish I Had Said that

- Mae West Acronyms are your allies. They sound impressive while conveying no information. Use them liberally. - Scott Adams I've been poor and I've been rich--rich is better. - Sophie Tucker

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198609884

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

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With over a thousand sparkling quotes and quips chosen by broadcaster Ned Sherrin, editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, I Wish I'd Said That offers something for everyone, from spicing up a speech or presentation, to simply wanting to smile. With themes ranging from Acting to Parties, Marriage to The Weather, you can take your pick of the wittiest remarks on any subject. Authors range from classics such as Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward to today's comedians iRicky Gervais and Jo Brand, and of course the inadvertent humorists such as Donald Rumsfeld and David Beckham. Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart. - Saki There's a weight of intellect behind my comedy. - 'David Brent' I'm up to my neck in the real world, every day. Just you try doing your VAT return with a head full of goblins. - Terry Pratchett I always say, keep a diary and some day it'll keep you. - Mae West Acronyms are your allies. They sound impressive while conveying no information. Use them liberally. - Scott Adams I've been poor and I've been rich--rich is better. - Sophie Tucker