Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as qNice guys finish last, q and qPlay it again, Sam, q but more surprising ones such as qAin't I a woman?q and qGolf is a good walk spoiled, q as well as the origins of popular sayings such as qThe opera ain't over till the fat lady sings, q qNo one washes a rented car, q and qMake my day.q Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.In an unpublished foreword to that novel, Hemingway said Stein borrowed the term une gAcnAcration perdue from the owner of a Paris auto repair shop, who used it to describe dysfunctional World War I veterans whom he couldna#39;t train asanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Quote Verifier|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2007-04-01|