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A charm of words; essays and papers on language.

Author: Eric Partridge
Publisher: New York, Macmillan [1961, ©1960]
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Partridge, Eric, 1894-1979.
Charm of words.
New York, Macmillan [1961, ©1960]
(OCoLC)686352537
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Partridge
ISBN: 0836927079 9780836927078
OCLC Number: 1557694
Description: 190 pages 22 cm
Contents: [General] --
Shaggy dog --
Sources of contamination --
Business English and its confederates --
Etymology of advertising --
When is bad grammar good? --
Punctuation --
friend, not enemy --
Dictionaries --
Cliches --
Square digs Beatnik --
[In Memoriam] --
Henry Watson Fowler --
H.L. Mencken --
[Medicine, psychiatry, the esoteric] --
Etymology of medicine --
Feverish origins --
Language of witchcraft and magic --
Language of the mystics --
Paranoiacs and psycholepts --
[Australian English] --
Australian English --
[Etymological] --
Imagination and good sense in etymology --
Babes, babblers, barbarians --
Etymology of etymology --
Whence hogmanay? --
American half-dozen --
Elephantine --
Aspects of emptiness --
Nor any drop to drink --
Some aspects of etymology.

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