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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue

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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Often, we adopt them from a bright yellow and deeply dysfunctional television cartoon family called The Simpsons. D'oh!, Homer's grunt of irritation at each successive failure, has now entered the Oxford English Dictionary and it was Homer who also created sacrilicious, which so ...

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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue
2010, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9781408804353

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The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue
2009, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9781408803332

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