MISCELLANY FOR WORD LOVERS: Origins, Meanings and Quizzes


MISCELLANY FOR WORD LOVERS: Origins, Meanings and Quizzes

ROBIN HOSIE & VIC MAYHEW    Book Number: 85235    Product format: Paperback

For verbicrucialists, this strikingly new concept in vocabulary building offers more than 100 quizzes that are fun to do and could turn you into a master of the spoken word. If you enjoy doing crosswords, you will warm to the crossword style clues in the What's the Word quizzes. Interleaved between these quizzes are fascinating entries exploring the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language. Discover how new words have entered our language, the origins of phrases such as 'Break a leg', differences between American English and British English. There are lots of interesting quotes or misquotes (with answers). For example, did Beau Brummell refer to the Prince of Wales and say, 'Who's your fat friend?' Learn about Shakespeare's gift to our language and the hundreds of expressions that have passed into everyday language like blinking idiot, green-eyed jealousy, love is blind, foregone conclusion, one fell swoop; opposites and near opposites, Dr Johnson, military matters, sport, buildings, Latin prefixes like in-words spoken in anger and cutting through confusion. Superbly entertaining 214 page paperback.
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ISBN 9781845285159
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