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The Resource Words in time and place : exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary, by David Crystal

Words in time and place : exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary, by David Crystal

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Words in time and place : exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary
Title
Words in time and place
Title remainder
exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
by David Crystal
Title variation
Exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary
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Language
eng
Summary
Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be
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Oxford English dictionary
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1941-
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Crystal, David
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
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Words in time and place : exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary, by David Crystal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 251) and indexes
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volume
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text
Contents
  • Contents note: 1.From swelt to zonk: words for dying -- 2.From neb to hooter: words for nose -- 3.From cup-shot to rat-arsed: words for being drunk -- 4.From meatship to trough, and nuncheon to short-eat: words for a (light) meal -- 5.From gong to shitter, and closet to the House of Lords: words for a privy -- 6.From dizzy to numpty: words for a fool -- 7.From darling to lamb-chop: terms of endearment -- 8.From lo to knickers, and aplight to sapristi: oaths and exclamations -- 9.From guest house to B & B, and hotel to floatel: words for inns and hotels -- 10.From meretrix to parlor girl: words for a prostitute -- 11.From mint to dosh: words for money -- 12.From smolt to untempestuous, and reigh to ugly: words for calm and stormy weather -- 13.From ealda to geriatric, bevar to poppa stoppa, and trot to old boot: words for old person, old man, old woman -- 14.From skiffle to grime: words for types of pop music --
  • Contents note continued: 15.From astronaut to Skylab: words for spacecraft
Control code
000053422693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199680474
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Words in time and place : exploring language through the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary, by David Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 251) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Contents note: 1.From swelt to zonk: words for dying -- 2.From neb to hooter: words for nose -- 3.From cup-shot to rat-arsed: words for being drunk -- 4.From meatship to trough, and nuncheon to short-eat: words for a (light) meal -- 5.From gong to shitter, and closet to the House of Lords: words for a privy -- 6.From dizzy to numpty: words for a fool -- 7.From darling to lamb-chop: terms of endearment -- 8.From lo to knickers, and aplight to sapristi: oaths and exclamations -- 9.From guest house to B & B, and hotel to floatel: words for inns and hotels -- 10.From meretrix to parlor girl: words for a prostitute -- 11.From mint to dosh: words for money -- 12.From smolt to untempestuous, and reigh to ugly: words for calm and stormy weather -- 13.From ealda to geriatric, bevar to poppa stoppa, and trot to old boot: words for old person, old man, old woman -- 14.From skiffle to grime: words for types of pop music --
  • Contents note continued: 15.From astronaut to Skylab: words for spacecraft
Control code
000053422693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780199680474
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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