Anthony Poulton-Smith SpeakerNet Sponsor

West Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: Negotiable
9th April 2021
Words | Tales | Folklore | History

Colloquialisms - We use these words and expressions every single day of our lives yet never pay them a second thought. Taken out of context the phrase is meaningless. So where do these come from? How did they start and why do they continue to be used today? In this talk put the speaker in the LIMELIGHT and attempt to CURRY FAVOUR or STEAL MY THUNDER as you hear about that OLD CHESTNUT and why these four colloquialisms and many others have come to be a part of the English language.

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About Anthony Poulton-Smith

A freelance journalist and author, with 80 books, many articles, is a ghostwriter, innumerable crosswords and puzzles published, whilst also compiling and marketing quizzes. These books have mostly been on the subject of the origins of place-names and as part of the publicity Anthony has been interviewed several times on the radio and privileged to be the guest speaker at more than four hundred events. Fascinated by the development of language and etymology, based in Tamworth Staffordshire and chairman of both Tamworth Literary Festival and Tamworth History Group.

Happy to travel and available at short notice.

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