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"I Didn't Know That!" The Truth Behind Phrases and Sayings We've All Been Using Wrong

To mark the start of our new Ladybird Books exhibition, come and celebrate the weird history behind some of our most used and abused phrases.

We all love a good quote, and our everyday speech is full of idioms, but have you ever stopped to wonder where they come from?

In this lighthearted talk, Danielle Cavender-Handley explores the history behind phrases such as 'the upper crust', unpicks the 'rule of thumb' and reveals how being a “jack of all trades” has gone from compliment to insult and back again.


All talks will be offered in a hybrid format. Book Zoom tickets here.


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