THE AMAZING ENGLISH is truly a fun ride through the English language. It is a compilation of interesting facts of the language which you will enjoy about the weird and wonderful things that make English so amazing and yet sometimes sounds so crazy! You will discover lots of interesting facts of the language which you may not have come across and never been taught in school. In what other language do they call the third hand on the clock “the second hand”? Why in our crazy language can your nose run and your feet smell? Did you know that tomboys are girls and midwives can be men? Did you know the stories behind certain words, names, events, idioms, phases and expressions, such as “a la carte“, “bikini”, “boycott”, “hot dog”, “lazy Susan”, “Valentine Day” and many others? Where did they come from? How they became a part of the language? It is an eye opening tour for the language lovers! There are more than 450 entries of English proverbs with explanations appended for easy reference. As we all know, proverbs and sayings are nuggets of truth wrapped in pithy word packages which expressed wisdom and basic truth or practical perception that transcend time, language and culture. These short sayings often convey cautionary messages or moralizing concepts. We regard these words of wisdom with reverence, but did you know that some of these sayings are specious, conflicting and contradicting when weighed against each other? The Amazing English is delightfully dedicated to all those who love the English language and keen to know the amazing yet interesting facts of the language. May you be enthusiastically delighted to explore and discover the wisdom within to empower your knowledge in the language.
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Eric Tan started his career in Kuala Lumpur in 1974 after attaining a few years of working experience in his home town in Terengganu. Since then, he has been working in various corporates and lastly as a manager in a multinational company. Having worked in the corporate world for more than four decades, he has since acquired vast experience, knowledge and strong skills in various areas. He is now semi-retired and remains to be part of the company’s team mainly involves in advisory functions. Reading is one of his hobbies. Being a keen learner he likes to collect and take notes of information, texts and articles of his interest. Besides through his careers and self study at leisure, he regularly attended various trainings and seminars in enhancing his knowledge and personal advancement. Writing of books, educational scripts and articles has become his passion in the recent years. Currently, he is the advisor of a tuition centre group in Kuala Lumpur; the Chairman of the advisory committee of script writing in English and Chinese languages for educational TV programmes. He is also advisors for a number of corporates both local and abroad.
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Book Description Alliance Titans Corporation Sdn.Bhd, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 214 pages. 10.00x7.00x0.49 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk9671128602