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Auteur: Erin McKean
Uitgever: London : Pimlico, 2003, ©2001.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Erin McKean
ISBN: 0712645977 9780712645973
OCLC-nummer: 51271548
Opmerkingen: Originally published: San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt, 2001.
Beschrijving: xii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhoud: Grammar and Other Lost Arts --
An Intolerant View of Intolerance / Laurence Urdang --
Intolerable Intolerance, Redux / Erin McKean --
Noun Overuse Phenomenon Article / Bruce D. Price --
Pleonasties / Harold J. Ellner --
What Did You Call Me? Names and Naming --
Unraveling the American Place-Name Cover / Frank R. Abate --
Unofficial Sectional City Names / Frederic G. Cassidy --
New Blood in the Namestream / John Tittensor --
Onomastica Nervosa / Laurence Urdang --
Lots of Englishes --
Sussex, Speak / Bel Bailey --
Socko Names / George W. Turner --
Galling Gallicisms of Quebec English / Howard Richler --
English as she is spoke / Michael Gorman --
Dictionaries and Their Makers --
Sexual Intercourse in American College Dictionaries / Sidney I. Landau --
How Big Is Your Dictionary? / Robert Ilson --
Eccentricity in English Lexicography / Elmer Suderman --
The Seating of Zotz / Walter C. Kidney --
Armchair Linguistics --
Self-Referring Words / Alexander J. Pollock --
Nullspeak: A Question of Rotating Strawberry Madonnas / Steve Bonner --
Polysemania, Semantic Taint, and Related Conditions / John Ellison Kahn --
Tosspots and Wraprascals / Andrew E. Norman --
Quasi Malediction: The Case of Linguistic Malentendu / D. G. Kehl --
Slang, Jargon, and Other Limited-Range Vocabulary --
Lingua Collegiensis circa 1850 / Charles Lafayette Todd --
Slayer Slang / Michael Adams --
Of Eating Rubber and Sno-Cones / Gerald Eskenazi --
Fanguage / Greg Costikyan --
Winking Words / Philip Michael Cohen --
Clown Talk / Thomas H. Middleton --
Mantic Mania / Robert Devereux --
Identity and Language in the SM Scene / M. A. Buchanan --
Other Languages (Just the Good Parts) --
Instant Welsh / Michael Vercambre --
Never Ask a Uruguayan Waitress for a Little Box: She Might Apply Her Foot to Your Eyelet / John R. Cassidy --
From Za-za to San-san: The Climate of Japanese Onomatopoeia / David Galef --
Hocus Pocus / William Brashear --
Where'd That Come From? Etymologies --
Our Playful Vocabulary / Burt Hochberg --
On Again, Off Again, Finnigan / J. Walter Wilson --
"My Name Is Hanes" / Gerald Cohen --
On Blue Moons, and Others / Nick Humez --
Words in Print, Words and Print: The Written Word --
The Twenty-third Psalm and Me, or Has the Nightingale Become a Crow? / Grace Hollander --
The "Wicked" Bibles, or, Let Him Who Is without Sin among You Cast the First Line of Type / Ray Russell --
Red Pants / Robert M. Sebastian --
Funny Words --
British Football Chants / Pete May --
Learn to Spike Lunars / Robert Archibald Ford --
The World according to Student Bloopers / Richard Lederer --
When Everything Was Everything / Joe Queenan --
Irish Bulls in Sundry China Shops / Robert A. Fowkes --
Needless to Say / Peter Sypnowich --
Wordplay and Word Games --
Wordplay / Gary Egan --
A Quick Fox Jumps over the Cwm Fjord-Bank Glyph Biz / Russell Slocum --
The Cryptic Toolbox / Harry Cohen --
Defile Your Records! / Laurence Urdang --
Review of The Mammoth Book of Word Games / Willard Epsy --
Pairing Pairs / Laurence Urdang --
Not in Polite Company --
Meretricious Words, or the Quean's English / Bryan Garner --
Thunderboxes and Chuggies / Daniel Balado-Lopez --
Assing Around / Jessy Randall and Wendy Woloson --
Deciphering the Four-Letter Word in a Medieval Manuscript's Satire on Friars / Carter Revard --
The Ineffable F --
r-Letter Word / Benedict B. Kimmelman --
Revising the F-Word / Jesse Sheidlower.
Verantwoordelijkheid: edited by Erin McKean.

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