Wordwatching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist

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A bonzer discussion of the strange pedigree of the naughty, nice, and, sometimes, obscene English language. We live in a torrent of words - from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the Internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this witty and erudite collection, words are a source of both pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill. Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language simply to remind us of the extraordinary richness of the English language: we ...

Wordwatching: field notes from an amateur philologist 2013, Scribe Publications, Carlton North

ISBN-13: 9781922247179

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Wordwatching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist 2006, Scribe Publications, Carlton North

ISBN-13: 9781921215100

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Wordwatching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist 2004, Scribe Publications, Carlton North

ISBN-13: 9781920769383

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