As They Say in Zanzibar

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Collins, 2006 - Proverbs - 717 pages
4 Reviews
Proverbs are fascinating in what they tell us about a culture's view of everyday life: whether it be the importance of animals or the significance of the weather, proverbial wisdom is a key factor in understanding different peoples and cultures. David Crystal takes us on a global tour of the world's proverbs.

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User Review  - Kurt Olausen - Goodreads

Although not really meant to be read front-to-back, I did, and was sorry to come to the end. I had lots of fun with this one as I posted interesting and relevant proverbs from many sections to my ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

David Crystal is one of the world's best-known and respected commentators on language. He has been a consultant, contributor, or presenter on all the important radio and television programmes and series about language. These include The Story of English (TV and radio versions) and The Routes of English (as consultant and contributor). He was the consultant for the BBC Voices project in 2005.David Crystal was Sam Wanamaker Fellow at Shakespeare's Globe in 2003-4 and is honorary president of the Johnson Society for 2005-6. He has also been a member of the Board of the British Council and is currently on the board of the English-Speaking Union. He received an OBE for services to the English language in 1995, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2000.

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