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Moore, Christopher J. 1943-

Works: 38 works in 64 publications in 5 languages and 1,193 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Humorous stories  History  Terminology  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.O594, 413.21
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Publications about Christopher J Moore
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In other words : a language lover's guide to the most intriguing words around the world by C. J Moore( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 712 libraries worldwide
In this short but enthusiastic book, linguist Moore selects, from languages across the world, words and phrases that are impossible to translate neatly into English. In many cases the difficulty arises because our culture simply doesn't share the same experiences as others. Other untranslatable words are those used for a feeling or situation that English describes in a roundabout way. This book will appeal to anyone who loves linguistic oddities
How to speak Brit : the quintessential guide to the King's English, Cockney slang, and other flummoxing British phrases by C. J Moore( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
" The quintessential A to Z guide to British English-perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." Any visitor to Old Blighty can sympathize with Mr. Wilde. After all, even fluent English speakers can be at sixes and sevens when told to pick up the "dog and bone" or "head to the loo," so they can "spend a penny." Wherever did these peculiar expressions come from? British author Christopher J. Moore made a name for himself on this side of the pond with the sleeper success of his previous book, In Other Words. Now, Moore draws on history, literature, pop culture, and his own heritage to explore the phrases that most embody the British character. He traces the linguistic influence of writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare and Dickens to Wodehouse, and unravels the complexity Brits manage to imbue in seemingly innocuous phrases like "All right." Along the way, Moore reveals the uniquely British origins of some of the English language's more curious sayings. For example: Who is Bob and how did he become your uncle? Why do we refer to powerless politicians as "lame ducks"? How did "posh" become such a stylish word?Part language guide, part cultural study, How to Speak Brit is the perfect addition to every Anglophile's library and an entertaining primer that will charm the linguistic-minded legions. "--
That's amore! : the language of love for lovers of language by Erin McKean( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
"Just as a rose would smell as sweet by any other name, so it is with love. Love is powerful, enduring, and magical in any language. For That's Amore! word maven Erin McKean has scoured the world looking for the most colorful and seductive expressions to honor your loved one, and among the more than forty-six languages featured in this book, you're sure to find the right thing to say!"--Jacket
The Queen's English : an A to Zed guide to distinctively British words by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's English there's no need to become "flummoxed" ever again. This must-have A to Z guide uncovers the quintessential meanings behind more than 100 familiar words and phrases of the distinctively British lexicon, including: -By hook or by crook (adv. phrase): It is good to find a phrase in common use that goes back as far as this one, and which appears (though not entirely proven) to link back to England's feudal past. In medieval times when the peasantry were not allowed to cut down trees, they were permitted nonetheless to gather firewood from loose or dead branches which could be obtained using "hook" (bill hook, a traditional cutting tool) or "crook," a staff with a curved end. No doubt the desperate peasant often exceeded the strict use of these tools, and so the sense is to achieve something by whatever means possible. The first recorded use of the phrase is from the fourteenth century. -Gazump (vt.): Usually so proud of their reputation for playing fair, the English have a curious blind spot when it comes to buying and selling houses. To "gazump" is to raise the price of a piece of real estate after the sale has been agreed but before the contract is signed, usually on the pretext that the owner has received a higher offer elsewhere. The original buyer is then forced to raise their offer or the property goes to the higher bidder. This unethical but not illegal practice appeared first with the spelling "gazoomph" and was derived from an older and more
Alissa by C. J Moore( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Alissa houdt erg van lezen. Ze zou graag naar school gaan, maar haar vader stuurt haar uit werken. Met kleurenillustraties, opdrachten en een cd. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
L'histoire d'Alsace, racontée aux petits enfants d'Alsace et de France by Hansi( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Mister Moores Wortgestöber : ein Wegweiser durch die Sprachen der Welt by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A comparative study of forest and grassland micrometeorology by C. J Moore( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ishtar et Tammuz : Légende de la Babylone antique by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Mr. Right : a novel by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Dolores is smart. Doloress is sexy. And at the age of thirty-two, Dolores is still a virgin. Just when she is about to commit body and soul to her fiancè Brad, she catches him cheating. After years of waiting for Mr. Right, she says the hell with love and calls on her promiscuous best friend Liz to help her get laid. But in her journey to disciver carnal knowledge, Dolores finds out what life, love, and sex are all about."-- P. [4] of cover
Color images of physical phenomena by C. J Moore( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Med andra ord : språkälskarens guide till världens märkligaste ord och uttryck by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The fastest trolley in the world by C.J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
God's child : a novel by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
All Ray Peterson ever wanted was to escape the rough, unforgiving neighborhood he grew up in; for him that meant working hard... all the time. Eventually, Ray's life would include all the trappings of a good one. However, the sacrifices he made to get there cut too deep. It isn't until tragedy strikes that Ray realizes that his family needed more
[Violence des pacifiques]. Violent for peace; translated by C. J. Moore by Roger( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jacaranda by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jasper by C... J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Enterprise three : English for the commercial world by C.J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The lust lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A comedy on a town where hundreds of inhabitants are on anti-depressants, prescribed by Dr. Valerie Riordan. After a patient dies she asks the druggist to substitute placebos. Freed of drugs, the town comes alive with wine and song, so loud it even awakens a sea monster
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Moore C. J.
Moore, Christopher
Moore, Christopher (Christopher J.)
Moore, Christopher J.
English (36)
French (5)
Swedish (2)
German (1)
Finnish (1)
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