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Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

by Susie Dent

Hardback £14.99
Published 15th October 2020, 416 pages
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‘Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language’ Pam Ayres

Susie Dent is a national treasure’ Richard Osman

Welcome to a year of wonder with Susie Dent, lexicographer, logophile, and longtime queen of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.

From the real Jack the Lad to the theatrically literal story behind stealing someone’s thunder , from tartle (forgetting someone’s name at the very moment you need it) to snaccident (the unintentional eating of an entire packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is a brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable stories, fascinating facts, and surprising etymologies tied to every day of the year. You’ll never be lost for words again.

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Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year
by Susie Dent

ISBN
9781529311518

Publisher
John Murray Press

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 15, 2020

Dimensions
21.8cm x 14.2cm x 3.6cm

Page count
416 pages