Word Nerd

Registered by LeishaCamden of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 10/11/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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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.

A hardcover edition from Hachette. I bought this at a backyard sale (last year?) at Tronsmo in Oslo. I read it recently and it was entertaining if you are a, well, word nerd.

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