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    idioms

    Are the authors of idioms unknown - when quoting an idiom, is crediting the origin necessary? ie: There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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    Re: idioms

    I think you might like to look at the link below when thinking of the parlance of idioms in any language. Note that Shakespeare is credited with creating up to 2,000 idioms in out language.

    idioms - Information from Reference.com

    Dictionary.com is excellent.


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    Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Are the authors of idioms unknown - when quoting an idiom, is crediting the origin necessary? ie: There are none so blind as those who will not see.
    Most traditional idioms/proverbs/sayings are unattributable. There are a number that come from such writers as Shakespeare. However, in day to day usage it is not required that these are credited.

    If the use is within an academic paper, it would be advised to credit the source.

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