Jolly Wicked, Actually: The 100 Words that Make Us English

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Little, Brown, 2009 - English language - 345 pages
This is a compendium of the 100 words and phrases that have over the last century become the cornerstones of modern spoken English, and have been used, sometimes deliberately, to stake out the common identity that unites the English.

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Tony Thorne is Language and Innovation consultant and director of the New Language Archive at King's College, London. He broadcasts regularly on radio, including for the BBC, and has been a Hollywood script consultant and an EU adviser on language and communication.

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