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Rawson's wicked words

Author: Hugh Rawson
Publisher: 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk here presents us with the other side of the coin, Wicked Words, in which he pulls no punches in bringing us to the very cliff-edge of the English language. He covers everything from fart to flibbertigibbit, while always keeping careful watch for flimflam. Hugh Rawson combines a sound history of language with countless tales - find out what became of William Colyngburne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Rawson
ISBN: 9781849720458 1849720452
OCLC Number: 436844355
Notes: Includes graphical cross-reference mapper.
Description: 1 online resource (435 pages)
Other Titles: Wicked words
Responsibility: Hugh Rawson.

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The author of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk here presents us with the other side of the coin, Wicked Words, in which he pulls no punches in bringing us to the very cliff-edge of the English language. He covers everything from fart to flibbertigibbit, while always keeping careful watch for flimflam. Hugh Rawson combines a sound history of language with countless tales - find out what became of William Colyngburne for his use of the word hog, or the Presidential campaigner that branded his competitor a liar.

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