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A Miscellany for Word Lovers: Origins, Meanings & Quizzes

A Miscellany for Word Lovers: Origins, Meanings & Quizzes

Author: Robin Hosie and Vic Mayhew
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More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: the fascinating origins of words; quotes and misquotes; slang, dialects and secret languages; unforgettable adverts, famous lines from Novels and movies; newspeak, basic English, spelling reform; malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings'; mnemonics and other memory joggers; palindromes and anagrams; and semaphore. Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.

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The ultimate miscellany of words, this is a fun-packed guide to enjoying words and using them more effectively.

Author description

The book's joint authors are veteran wordsmiths, having both spent their careers using words to reach audiences numbered in their millions. Robin Hosie as Editorial Director of Reader's Digest Books, and Vic Mayhew as one-time editor of the entire Mirror Group.

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General Fields

  • : 9781845285159
  • : Constable and Robinson
  • : How To Books Ltd
  • : March 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : 427
  • : 224
  • : Robin Hosie and Vic Mayhew
  • : 224
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : 614