Word Nerd

Author:   Michael Powell
Publisher:   Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN:  

9781788402019


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   03 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The English language is full of beauty and surprises. If you're a lover of the weird and wonderful, from fascinating etymology to the ten most overused and useless English phrases, this book isn't 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 didn't know about the English language and it's a guaranteed prolix-free zone.

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Author:   Michael Powell
Publisher:   Octopus Publishing Group
Imprint:   Cassell Illustrated
Dimensions:   Width: 13.20cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 17.60cm
Weight:   0.220kg
ISBN:  

9781788402019


ISBN 10:   1788402014
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   03 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Michael Powell studied English Language and Literature at Manchester University before spending three years at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, training to be an actor. He then spent five years as an internationally unknown professional actor and musical director. In 1996, Michael entered publishing and became assistant editor at BCA for two years. In 2001, Michael became a freelance writer and editor. Since then, he has established a reputation for writing a wide range of books for adults and children.

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