It's All in a Word

It's All in a Word

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Cross words, crass words, kind words, bad words, first words, rude words, new words, weazel words, teen words, rap words, power words, colour words, Indian words, Brit words, Blairwords, war words, ad words, p-c words, borrowed words, Shakespeare's amazing words, false words, fine words, wine words, American words, name words, last words, even lost for words - this book has them all. Vivian Cook takes us on a series of excursions down the curious byways of word history and meaning, mingling the fare with games, lists, tests, and quotes. Discover the theojollylogical joys of infixation. Find out if you're a charva, what it means to be nithered, and how to hoy. Delve into the hidden nature of words. Consider how they're born, why they change, and how they die. Learn about the words that are never spoken and others that don't get written. Here's a book overflowing with words and about every kind and variety of word. It offers an irresistible cornucopia of information and entertainment.... type 2003 Ford Focus compact Multi-Activity Vehicle 2007 Buick Enclave standard 4-door sedan 2008 Honda CRV compact 4x4 Devising or advertising a car name means choosing items to fill the different positions: a 2003 economy saloon;anbsp;...

Title:It's All in a Word
Author:Vivian Cook
Publisher:Profile Books - 2010-12-09


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