The Oxford Dictionary of CatchphrasesBook - 2002
A catchphrase is a set of words that have come to be associated, over time and through repeated usage, with a particular individual or group, or maybe an event. From 'Can I do you now, sir?' and 'Thunderbirds are GO' to 'Eat my shorts!', 'Who loves ya, baby' and 'booyakasha!', thisentertaining book gives a history of a selection of our best-loved catchphrases, paying homage to the human nature of adopting a common bond through language.Includes coverage of both UK and American catchphrases, from a wide variety of mediaUp-to-the-minute catchphases, from Ali G's 'booyakasha!' to The Fast Show's 'I was very, very drunk'Entries are often backed up by citations of usage and give interesting information on their originsA Source Index enables readers to look up entries from one particular source, while a Source Information section gives a background description of shows, films, or books that are cited three or more times
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2002.
Characteristics: ix, 357 p. ;,22 cm.