"I didn't know that!": The truth behind common phrases and sayings we've all been using wrong

Danielle Handley

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional - willing to speak to any group
Paid: from £100, depending on travel and notice period.
14th August 2020
Phrases | Sayings | History | Words

Whether its to win an argument with a quick quip, or to look deep and wise on your social media, we all love a good quote or proverb, but in this talk we will explore the history behind phrases such as 'the upper crust' whilst also exploring how proverbs such as 'blood is thicker than water' has actually lost all its meaning over the years, and how its original iteration actually meant the complete opposite.

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About Danielle Handley

Looking for an experienced and engaging speaker for your conference, event or workshop? You've come to the right place.

Hi! I'm Danielle, and I am a Public Historian.

Whether you are looking for a formal or informal talk, to an audience of academics, professionals, hobbyists or the casually interested, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you.

​I have had the privilege to give talks and tours for The National Trust, Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and Historic Royal Palaces. I LOVE the past. Discovering it, reading about it, understanding it, but most of all I love to share it with others.

This passion has fuelled me to achieve a First Class BA with Honours in History, and a Distinction level Masters in Public History, both from Royal Holloway, University of London. During that time, I developed a speciality in history education, with particular focuses on the links between the heritage industry, historians and schools, and working to improve the way women and other marginalised histories are included in the curriculum.

To find out more about me, please go to: www.daniellehandley.com

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