Name Dropping: A No-nonsense Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language

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Ever had a Hitchcockian experience (in the shower perhaps?!) or met someone with a distinctly Ortonesque outlook on life? There are hundreds of words derived from real people who are famous - or infamous - enough to give their stamp to a movement, a way of thinking or acting, a style or even a mood. Name Dropping? is an essential guide to the better known or more intriguing of these terms from figures in politics, sport, and the arts. A valuable, interesting and often humorous resource for those looking for definitions or ...

Name Dropping: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language 2006, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780713675887

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