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The Word Detective

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9780349141008
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9780349141008 (Click to view)
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
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Abacus
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Publication Date:
Thu Jul 06 00:00:00 BST 2017
Country of Publication:
UNITED KINGDOM
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In Print
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302 grams
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(H) 197mm, (W) 132mm, (D) 24mm
Page Count:
384
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The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience and twenty years as Chief Editor of the world's most important dictionary

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With 37 years of dictionary experience and former Chief Editor of the world's most important dictionary, Simpson shows us the technical lexicography needed to understand a word and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. Told with humour and charm, he includes the history and origin of words including, kangaroo, bicycle and hot-dog.