Word Nerd

Word Nerd

by Michael Powell

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Overview


English 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, it's time to get your nerd on. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911517832
Publisher: SJG Gift Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 547,379
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)

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