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Moore, Christopher J. 1943-

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Works: 19 works in 42 publications in 5 languages and 1,068 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Terminology  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PE1582.A3, 413.21
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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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Finnish and held by 601 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 )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 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 78 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
A girdle round the moon by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
My Alsace by Hansi( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 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 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 8 libraries worldwide
Hey, Jesus loves you, walk this way by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Tell us a story, Grandma by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 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
Listen little children by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mathematical analysis and picture encoding methods applied to large stores of archived digital images by C. J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 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
Jasper by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Enterprise Two : English for the commercial world : student's book by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 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
Optical methods of flow diagnostics in turbomachinery by C. J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Queen's English : an A to Zed guide to distinctively British words by Christopher J Moore( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library 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."
The crazy sandwich bar by Christopher J Moore( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Moore C. J.
Moore, Christopher
Moore, Christopher (Christopher J.)
Moore, Christopher J.
Languages
English (36)
Swedish (2)
French (2)
German (1)
Finnish (1)
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