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The Resource Rebel without a clause : losing the linguistic plot, Sue Butler

Rebel without a clause : losing the linguistic plot, Sue Butler

Label
Rebel without a clause : losing the linguistic plot
Title
Rebel without a clause
Title remainder
losing the linguistic plot
Statement of responsibility
Sue Butler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The English language is changing constantly. We invent new words and phrases, we mash up idioms, we mispronounce, misuse, misappropriate. Sue Butler has heard it all and is ready to defend and disagree with common usage. Veering from tolerance to outrage, she examines how the word sheila took a nose-dive after World War II, considers whether we should hunker or bunker down, and bemoans the emptiness of rhetoric. She shouts 'down with closure' as it leaps from the psychoanalyst's couch, explains why we've lost the plot on deceptively, untangles the manuka honey stoush, fathoms why the treatment of famous is infamous, and ponders whether you would, could or should... Rebel without a Clause is a fascinatingly idiosyncratic romp through the world of words by lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary Editor, Sue Butler
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Susan
Dewey number
428.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Rebel without a clause : losing the linguistic plot, Sue Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067947779
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781760788322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1196373956
Label
Rebel without a clause : losing the linguistic plot, Sue Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067947779
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781760788322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1196373956

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