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Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment Every Day by Susie Dent

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Description

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 details

Goodreads rating: 4.32

Condition: Used - very good

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Dimensions: 140 x 220 x 38mm, 517g

Publication date: 28 Oct 2021

Publisher: John Murray Publishers 

ISBN-13: 9781529371314