By Eric Partridge
;A Dictionary of seize words ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор: Eric Partridge Название: A Dictionary of trap words Издательство: RoutledgeГод: 2005 Формат: pdf Размер: five Mb Язык: английскийFrequently, seize words should not, within the grammarians’ feel, words in any respect, yet sentences. seize words, just like the heavily associated proverbial sayings, are self-contained, as, evidently, clichйs are too. seize words tend to be extra pointed and ‘human’ than clichйs, even if the previous occasionally come up from, and sometimes they generate, the latter. sometimes, trap words stem from too well-known quotations. capture words frequently supply—indeed they are—conversational gambits; frequently, too, they upload a pithy, possibly earthy, remark. except the unavoidable ‘he-she’ and ‘we-you-they’ conveniences, they're immutable. you've gotten perceived that the types capture word, Proverbial asserting, recognized Quotations, Clichй, may possibly coexist:they usually are not snobbishly specific, anybody of the other. actually depends at the context, the nuance, the tone. rapidshare zero
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The latter is recorded by Ware for 1882, and seems to have fallen into disuse by 1920; the former is recorded in Baumann, 1887, and was ob. by 1937, † by 1970. , and has been gen. throughout England. all my eye and Peggy Martin (—that’s). ) North Country var. of all my eye and Betty Martin. Noble, 1974, glosses it: ‘Romantic nonsense, not to be believed. Long common in the north of England. p. only when used figuratively— chiefly when the tone is either joc. or ironic, esp. if ironically self-deprecatory.
Rendered as just give me the facts, ma’am; all I want is the facts. all white and spiteful. See: white and spiteful. all wind and piss like a barber’s cat is contemptuous of a man given to much talk, esp. to much boasting, and little, if any, performance: prob. since c. 1800, for it clearly derives from the semi-proverbial C18–19 like the barber’s cat, all wind and piss. Cf also the C20 slang phrase, pissing like the barber’s cat, applied to prolific output—which I owe (1975) to Mr C. A. Worth.
Ashley, 1982, supplies the US var. don’t be nasty to people… See also as you go up… always in trouble, like a Drury Lane whore is a late C19–20 phrase reprehending one who wallows in self-pity, also one who deplores a series of personal misfortunes. Prostitutes frequenting this area have always tended to dramatize their troubles —or so the legend goes. always merry and bright! ‘Alfred Lester, music-hall star—who was always lugubrious, needless to say’ (VIBS). , with emphasis on both always and small.
A Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge