paremiology cit & Fred's book in Harper's

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Feb 6 18:09:17 UTC 2008

FWIW: I know most of the "experts in the field of paremiology," and I can't imagine that any of them would fail to find the purported assertion preposterous.


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>Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:46:48 -0500
>From: Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
>p.86, footnote 3 "Today, some experts in the field of paremiology (the study of proverbs, as if you didn't know) argue that common expressions were largely dropped from polite speech in eighteenth-century England."
>---Amy West

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