A Miscellany for Word Lovers (Heftet)

Origins, Meanings & Quizzes

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 224
Forlag: Little, Brown Book Group
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781845285159
Omtale A Miscellany for Word Lovers
More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: * The fascinating origins of words * Quotes and misquotes * Slang, dialects and secret languages * Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies * Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform * Malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings' * Mnemonics and other memory joggers * Palindromes and anagrams * Semaphore. Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.

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