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 wordsEntry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.

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