Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Cassell
  • Cassell

Word Nerd

Michael Powell

Write Review

Rated 0

Usage & grammar guides

It's time to get your nerd on.

The English language is full of beauty and surprises.

If you're a lover of the weird and wonderful, from fascinating etymology to the ten most overused and useless English phrases, this book isn't averse to a peppering of persiflage!

Did you know:
- pilots and air traffic controllers at major air international airports have to speak English
- the hashtag symbol is an "octothorpe"
- "bumfiddle" means to spoil a piece of paper or document
- the word "noon" originally meant 3pm; the literal meaning of "bamboozle" is to make a baboon out of someone.

This book contains a boatload of things you didn't know about the English language and it's a guaranteed prolix-free zone.

Read More Read Less

Readers also viewed

Left
Right
This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay