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Buttering Parsnips, Twocking Chavs: The Secret Life of the English Language


Buttering Parsnips, Twocking Chavs: The Secret Life of the English Language by Cassell at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. “Fine words butter no parsnips” is an expression dating back 400 years. Twocking and chav are popular new arrivals in the ever-growing vocabulary of British slang. What do words and phrases like these have in common, and what sets them apart? That’s what this fascinating book sets out to explore. Along the way, it illuminates the whole process of word formation and proliferation. How are new words and phrases born? What’s special about the ones that enter common usage? How do mistakes


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“Fine words butter no parsnips” is an expression dating back 400 years. Twocking and chav are popular new arrivals in the ever-growing vocabulary of British slang. What do words and phrases like these have in common, and what sets them apart? That’s what this fascinating book sets out to explore. Along the way, it illuminates the whole process of word formation and proliferation. How are new words and phrases born? What’s special about the ones that enter common usage? How do mistakes and jokes affect a word’s career? Why do some words die, never to be used again? With examples ranging from Shakespeare to text messaging, this is a browsable collection rich with amusing quotations, unusual anecdotes, and clever wordplay.

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Manufacturer:Cassell
Publisher:Cassell
Studio:Cassell
EAN:9780297853497
Item Weight:1.1 pounds
Item Size:1 x 8 x 8 inches
Package Weight:0.84 pounds
Package Size:5.2 x 1.26 x 1.26 inches

Buttering Parsnips, Twocking Chavs: The Secret Life of the English Language by Cassell

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