Word Nerd – Michael Powell

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The English language is full of beauty and surprises. If youre a lover of the weird and wonderful, from fascinating etymology to the ten most overused and useless English phrases, this book isnt averse to a peppering of persiflage! Did you know: – pilots and air traffic controllers at major air international airports have to speak English – the hashtag symbol is an “octothorpe” – “bumfiddle” means to spoil a piece of paper or document – the word “noon” originally meant 3pm; the literal meaning of “bamboozle” is to make a baboon out of someone. This book contains a boatload of things you didnt know about the English language and its a guaranteed prolix-free zone.

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Published

Date Published

03/10/2019