Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

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Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

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Publisher :   John Murray Press
Published :   15/10/2020
ISBN :   9781529311518
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   336
Size (mm) :   218x142x36
Weight (g) :   506

Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting)... Read more
Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone's thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone's name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), this book is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again!