Author Deary's Book
Who invented the most words in the English language? What is a spoonerism? Where does the word 'posh' come from and what is the difference between a lobscouse and a quakebuttock?? All of these questions and more regarding the creation, qirks and eccentricities of English are answered in this hugely informative book. Categorised in alphabetical order, each chaper is also accompanied by a generous number of cartoon-strip style illustrations. The subje...
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