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

Author(s): Susie Dent

Non Fiction

'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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781529311518
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : alliance dist
  • : 0.3
  • : December 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susie Dent
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 422
  • : 336