Faux Pas: a No-Nonsense Guide to Word and Phrases From Other Languages

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'Faux Pas' focuses on familiar terms and expressions which have been absorbed into the English language from abroad, as well as those that are new, curious or amusing. Each expression is 'translated' with an indication of origin and pronunciation, a comment on its use and a 'pretentiousness' index.

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Philip Gooden is a published crime novelist and popular language commentator. He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford, and then taught at secondary level for many years. Recently published are Who's Whose? and Name Dropping?

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'Lively, useful and humourous'. Good Book Guide (September 2007)

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