Robin Hosie,Vic Mayhew: A Miscellany for Word Lovers: Origins, Meanings & Quizzes

A Miscellany for Word Lovers: Origins, Meanings & Quizzes


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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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Author: Robin Hosie,Vic Mayhew
Number of Pages: 224 pages
Published Date: 06 Mar 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781845285159
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