Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics: Modern Idioms and Where They Come from (Paperback)

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Description


Gareth Carrol presents a collection of modern idioms, which have become a part of our vocabulary in the past 50 years or so. In most cases, idioms such as raining cats and dogs, that colour our everyday communication, are deeply rooted in culture and history. However, just like words, new idioms emerge in language, and many have entered our vocabulary through, TV, movies and the internet. These modern idioms can be dated very precisely. Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics finds the origins of these idioms, and charts their development.

About the Author


Gareth Carrol is a lecturer in linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His work looks at how people use and understand figurative language, including idioms, metaphor and other non-literal forms of expression. He has written articles on these topics for a range of publications. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and cat.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789048568
ISBN-10: 1789048567
Publisher: Iff Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English