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Rebel Without A Clause

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Rebel Without A Clause

SKU: 9781760788322 Category: Product ID: 63096

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Title: Rebel Without A Clause
Author: BUTLER SUSAN
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 29/09/2020
Imprint: MACMILLAN
Price: $25.00
Publishing status: Active

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 <i>sheila</i> took a nose-dive after World War II, considers whether we should <i>hunker</i> or <i>bunker</i> down, and bemoans the emptiness of rhetoric. She shouts 'down with <i>closure</i>' as it leaps from the psychoanalyst's couch, explains why we've lost the plot on <i>deceptively</i>, untangles the manuka honey stoush, fathoms why the treatment of <i>famous</i> is infamous, and ponders whether you would, could or should …

<b><i>Rebel without a Clause</i> is a fascinatingly idiosyncratic romp through the world of words by lexicographer and former <i>Macquarie Dictionary</i> Editor, Sue Butler.</b>

ISBN: 9781760788322
Weight: 300gr
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 272

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm