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The Last Word [electronic resource] : Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue

Macintyre, Ben2014
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2014
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781408816844
Language:
English
BRN:
2551450
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