Word Perfect: Curious Coinages and Etymological First Aid For Every Day of the Year

Author(s): Susie Dent

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'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' Pam Ayres

'Susie Dent is a national treasure' Richard Osman

Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner.

From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone's thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone's name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.

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General Fields

  • : 9781529311518
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : John Murray (Publishers) Ltd
  • : October 2020
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  • : 422
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 336
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  • : Susie Dent
  • : Susie Dent