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Beating About the Bush: English Idioms and Other Wild and Woolly, Tongue-in-Cheek Phrases

9/24/20, 6:30 PM

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Beating About the Bush: English Idioms and Other Wild and Woolly, Tongue-in-Cheek Phrases
One-session seminar, September 24, 2020

Our mastery of everything is limited, and just as no one has encountered all the words of one's native language, no one understands all its idioms. But ask anyone in a seminar on language history and they will tell you that the study of the derivation of idioms is wildly entertaining. Join Professor Anatoly Liberman for this special preview of his recently completed dictionary of English idioms in which the meanings of such collocations and, more importantly, their origins are explained. Trust us: you’ll be thrilled to bits!

Registration required. To register, visit ccaps.umn.edu/learninglife or call 612-625-2900.

Event Location
  • Continuing Education and Conference Center
  • 1890 Buford Avenue
  • Saint Paul MN
  • USA - United States