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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue (Paperback)
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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/09/2010
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408804353
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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