Susie Dent is here to take children on a rip-roaring tour through some of the most astonishing, amusing and sometimes quite revolting backgrounds of English words. Did you know, for instance, that 'fizzle' originally meant to break wind silently? Over time, it came to describe a weak, spluttering, hissing sound. And you might think that 'ain't' isn't a word you should use, but it is thought the word was once used by kings and queens. As Susie Dent knows, even the most ordinary-sounding word can have the most extraordinary story behind it.
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Buchbeschreibung SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN's BOOKS Nov 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198 x 132 x 13 mm. Neuware - Takes readers on a rip-roaring tour through some of the most astonishing, amusing, and sometimes quite revolting origins of English words. A funny, entertaining and often surprising way to discover more about the history and meaning of the English language. Susie Dent has been the lexicographer in charge of 'Countdown's' 'Dictionary Corner' for 20 years, and is well known for her knowledge of language and word origins. Ages: 8+ Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781407137025