A Miscellany for Word Lovers: Origins, Meanings & Quizzes by Vic Mayhew, Robin Hosie (Paperback, 2014)

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More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: The fascinating origins of words Quotes and misquotes Slang, dialects and secret languages Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform Malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings' Mnemonics and other memory joggers Palindromes and anagrams Semaphore.Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.
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