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Gallimaufry

Gallimaufry

Inbunden bok Oxford University Press. First edition uppl. 2006. 272 sidor.

Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick. Gallimaufry Michael Quinon Observera att denna bok är på engelska! Please note that this book is in English. The book is a new hardcover with dustjacket, unread and in perfect condition. The author of this book is well-known for his website “World Wide Words”. Published by Oxford University Press in 2006. First edition. ISBN 0198610629 When did you last hear someone refer to the wireless? What was the original paraphernalia? Would you wear a billycock? Language is always changing, and in Gallimaufry: A Hodge-Podge of Words Vanishing from Our Vocabulary Michael Quinion has gathered together some fascinating examples of words and meanings which have vanished from our language. Sometimes a word is lost when the thing it describes becomes obsolete, sometimes it survives in a figurative sense while the original meaning is lost, and sometimes it simply gives way to a more popular alternative. The story of these and many other words opens a window into the lives of past speakers of the English language. Format ca: 20,5x13,5x2,5 cm. 272 pages.

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