This delightful, quick-footed book celebrates the English language by exploring the rich treasure house of spelling in all its variety - setting tests and proposing rules, with illuminating quotations and tantalising lists Headrillaz and Misteeq; Naming Pop Groups; miniscule parallels; non-letters; the three-letter rule; Faeder ure pup e eart on heofunum; UK number plates; HipHop spelling; East Anglian place-names; the E-cancellation spelling test - these are just some of the intriguing subjects presented in this must-have, must-give little book.
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Vivian Cook teaches at the University of Essex.Review:
'Not a zero-tolerance guide, but a delightfully eclectic manual that gently guides the reader through the often infuriating vagaries of an evolving language.' Michael Williams, Independent on Sunday 'Cook serves up a pleasantly diverting mish-mash of word-lists, puzzles, historical digressions and Private Eye-style howlers ... as a browsable treat for self or others, it will fit that stocking-shaped gap in the gift market very neatly.' Boyd Tonkin
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. W53. Bookseller Inventory # 9781861976239By
Book Description Profile Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Mint. First Edition. Mint copy. Bookseller Inventory # 009513
Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1861976232
Book Description Profile London, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition... Delightful book that is also genuinely useful. "Weird or wierd? Minuscule or miniscule? English spelling is fiendish . . . This book is a celebration of spelling, from the Lord's Prayer to graffiti, from hairdressers to poets, from texters to hip-hop fans, we love to play with words, as this gr8 book shows." NEW and unread, this first printing of what has become a minor cult publication, is in a pristine state for the collector. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5574133779