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Moore, Christopher J. 1943-

Works: 17 works in 44 publications in 4 languages and 1,676 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Terminology  History  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Author
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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 )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 605 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
Ishtar and Tammuz : a Babylonian myth of the seasons by C. J Moore( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Babylonian myth telling how the death of Ishtar's son Tammuz brings about the changing seasons on earth
How to speak Brit : the quintessential guide to the King's English, Cockney slang, and other flummoxing British phrases by C. J Moore( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 270 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."--
The Queen's English : an A to Zed guide to distinctively British words by C. J Moore( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny, "--By hook or by crook (adv. phrase):Gazump (vt.):Noblesse Oblige So if you ever wanted to know what it means to be a "meat-and-potatoes man," a "lame duck," or to be in a "pretty pickle," stop "umming and erring" and read this fascinating collection "straightaway."
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 74 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
My Alsace by Hansi( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Alsace is a region in the east of modern-day France which changed hands four times between France and Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries. When Jean-Jacques Waltz ('Hansi') was born in 1873, it was two years since the Prussian army had marched into Alsace, and the province remained under German annexation until the end of the First World War. Hansi remembered his years at the German school in Colmar as among the worst of his life. Above all, he hated the history lessons in which the teacher forced the French pupils to learn about Prussian conquests and the defeat and humiliation of Alsace. Nothing was ever said about the glorious and happy past when Alsace was a free land, joined to the ancient region of Gaul with its Celtic races. In 1912, Hansi decided to write his own History of Alsace for children. He wanted to show them how much pride they could have in their past, and to hear the story from their own side. The first edition was published in Paris and was a great success, though as a result of its satirical gibes at all things German, Hansi was given a heavy fine and warning from the German authorities in Colmar. Soon afterwards he was given a year's prison sentence for 'insulting the German officer corps'. The present book is a hand-picked selection from Hansi's L'Histoire d'Alsace and his L'Alsace Heureuse written in 1919 to celebrate the province's return to freedom. It is full of Hansi's trademark colourful and detailed pictures of Alsatian life, as well as his critical but humorous portrayal of the occupying Germans. The text is suitable for children from about eight years old, but will equally be appreciated by adults
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 13 libraries worldwide
Ishtar et Tammuz : Légende de la Babylone antique by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 10 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 Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
[Violence des pacifiques]. Violent for peace ; translated by C.J. Moore by Roger( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The crazy sandwich bar by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Enterprise three : English for the commercial world by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jasper by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jack and his computer by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Heinemann guided readers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Moore C. J.
Moore, Christopher
Moore, Christopher (Christopher J.)
Moore, Christopher J.
English (36)
Swedish (2)
French (2)
German (1)
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