The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue

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Bloomsbury, Sep 1, 2010 - English language - 312 pages
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.

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The Last Word, subtitled 'Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue', is a collection from the writings of Ben MacIntyre, a columnist writing about books for The Times. If you've ever pondered the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of six previous books including Agent Zigzag,which was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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