It's a Wonderful Word (BOK)

Albert Jack

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Did you know that an assassin is a hashish-eater and a yokel a country woodpecker? That Dr. Mesmer mesmerised patients back to health or that Samuel Pepys enjoyed a good game of handicap? While we're at it, what have spondulics to do with spines or lawyers with avocados? In "It's a Wonderful Word", bestselling author Albert Jack collects over 500 of the strangest, funniest-sounding and most downright delightful words in the English language, and traces them back to their often puzzling origins. While brushing up on your gibberish or gobbledygook, discover why bastards should resent travelling salesmen, why sheets should remain on tenterhooks and why you should never set down a tumbler before finishing your drink. From blotto to bamboozle and from claptrap to quango, Albert Jack's addictive anecdotes bring the world's most colourful language to life and are guaranteed to surprise and entertain.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Albert Jack
Forlag
Cornerstone
ISBN 9781847946690
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 13,7cm x 20,5cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 367 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form linguistics