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Linguist Geoff Nunberg

Nunberg talks about idiomatic expressions like "on the up and up." What does it mean when people interpret these sayings differently?

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Idioms in English and Other Languages.

Language commentator Geoffrey Nunberg discusses the new book They Have a Word for It. The book is a collection of foreign words and expressions for which there is no ready English translation.

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