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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I)
Subtitle: Volume I: 1567-1784
Written By: Julie Coleman

Now in paperback!

This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of
English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives unparalleled
insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and how
and why it was recorded. It also provides unusual and unexpected insights
into the underworlds of early modern England.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199557098
ISBN-13: 9780199557097
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 45.95