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We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, "The last word" will tease, tickle and tantalise lovers of all things lexical.

Humour >> Slang & dialect humourLanguages with Grant & Cutler >> Learning & Reference By SubjectLanguages with Grant & Cutler >> Linguistics
Language: General L&
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 01/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9781408804353  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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