All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words

All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words

Vivian Cook


Delve into the hidden nature of phrases:
An impossible to resist mixture of info, interest, and fun

Linguist Vivian cook dinner takes us on an excellent sequence of tours into the heritage and which means of phrases: How will we research phrases as a toddler? How are phrases born, and why do they die? Why do a little by no means get spoken, and others by no means written? every one bankruptcy is charmingly illustrated—and followed by means of 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 nutrition 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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