Faux pas?: A No-Nonsense Guide to Foreign Words and Phrases in Everyday Language download free [PDF and Ebook] by Philip Gooden

Faux pas?: A No-Nonsense Guide to Foreign Words and Phrases in Everyday Language download free [PDF and Ebook] by Philip Gooden year 2007
  • Book name: Faux pas?: A No-Nonsense Guide to Foreign Words and Phrases in Everyday Language
  • Author: Philip Gooden
  • Release date: 2007/10/3
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780713685237
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 672
  • Review by: Mekhi Bussey
  • Review rating: 9.74 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Winner of the HRH Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award 2006. An award winning language book, this is a lively and engaging expose on the foreign words and phrases that populate our language. Each entry gives a translation of the expression, the language of origin, pronunciation, an insightful comment on usage, plus illuminating examples from the press. A Pretentiousness Index will help you avoid committing the ultimate faux pas(!). If you have ever been bamboozled by the use of a foreign word or phrase, or simply want to spice up your vocabulary with some well chosen bons mots, then this is the book for you. Thousands of foreign terms have been absorbed into the English language from the everyday (kowtow) to the relatively obscure (auto-da-fe). Faux Pas? focuses on familiar terms and expressions as well as those that are new, curious or amusing.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H39M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Dictionaries Of Quotations, Usage & Grammar Guides, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Dictionaries & Dictionary Books
  • Available formats: OEB, WORD, RTF, PDF, LIT, DOC, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in CBC, CPIO, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.57 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x17mm
  • Weight: 234g
  • Printed by: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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