By Vivian Cook
Delve into the hidden nature of phrases:
An impossible to resist mixture of details, interest, and fun
Linguist Vivian prepare dinner takes us on a super sequence of tours into the historical past and which means of phrases: How can we research phrases as a toddler? How are phrases born, and why do they die? Why perform a little by no means get spoken, and others by no means written? every one bankruptcy is charmingly illustrated—and observed through a wealthy collection of video games, lists, puzzles, and rates. From well mannered phrases to crass phrases, from p-c phrases to Shakespeare’s phrases, from meals and wine phrases to jazz and drug words—the booklet is an exhilarating exploration into the abundance and diversity of phrases.
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All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words by Vivian Cook