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Weird & Wonderful World of Words, The


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  • Weird & Wonderful World of Words, The 
    Title: Weird & Wonderful World of Words, The
    Author: HOPE CHARLES
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/04/2016
    Imprint: WILD DOG (imprint of BLACK DOG AUST
    Price: $28.00
    Publishing status: Active

    This is a large format book with large brightly coloured print, this time giving a wide range of interesting and often unusual facts about words. For instance, examples are given of how our brain is so good at reading and understanding words that we can read them when they are written up or down or “sdrawkcab” (backwards) or “eevn wehn smoe lrteets are meixd up” (or even when some letters are mixed up). There are some very funny examples of spoonerisms, examples of different types of written and spoken languages, and of how the English language changes and how vocabulary and meanings change (apparently “girl” originally meant “child”). There is also information on sign languages as well as many other examples of weird and wonderful words. A number of questions throughout the book are given answers at the end of the book. Though the book is obviously intended to be attractive and interesting to children, it could also be helpful for teachers for ideas for discussion.
    (8–12 years) KS

    ISBN: 9781742034034
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