Word Perfect : Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year-9781529311518

Word Perfect : Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

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Author(s): Dent, Susie,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 01/10/2020,
Pagination: 416 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd,
Published By: John Murray Press,
Book Classification: Grammar & vocabulary, Language: history & general works
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781529311518
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Welcome to a year of wonder with Susie Dent, lexicographer, logophile, and longtime queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner.

From the real Jack the Lad to the theatrically literal story behind stealing someone's thunder, from tartle (forgetting someone's name at the very moment you need it) to snaccident (the unintentional eating of an entire packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is a brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable stories, fascinating facts, and surprising etymologies tied to every day of the year.


You'll never be lost for words again.