• Short Summary

    A look at the origin of certain words and figures of speech.

  • Description

    Words - figures of speech.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    C/U of a woman shouting at her husband about all the work she does. Various shots of classic books. Various shots of diagrams and sketches showing the origins of words and phrases, such as "pig in a poke" and "hoisted by his own petard". A woman says "no" and kicks her husband out of bed - for eating biscuits.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1550.18
    Media URN:
    49745
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:44:00 / 01:37:55:00
    Canister:
    NSP 333

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