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Modern Manglish : gobbledygook made plain.

Author: Neil James; Harold Scruby; Alan Moir
Publisher: Brunswick : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'It's dog eat dog in this rat race.' 'We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.' 'I hope to come first or second, or at least to win it.' The information superhighway brings more text to our door than ever before. It's just that most of it gets mangled along the way. Twenty years ago, Harold Scruby's Manglish became an instant bestseller. This version expands on the consummate mangles of the original, with all-new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
James, Neil.
Modern Manglish : gobbledygook made plain.
Brunswick : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil James; Harold Scruby; Alan Moir
ISBN: 9781921942310 1921942312
OCLC Number: 1058496410
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Doublespeak and Verbing; Tautologies and Other Redundancies; Click Go the Clichés; Buzzwords; Suitspeak; Mixed Metaphors; Euphemisms (or Youse-femisms); To PC or Not to PC; Pollie Waffle; Legal(un)ese and Coptalk; Lost in Translation; Fancy-Pants Job Titles; World's Worst Mission Statements; Strayan, New Zillund, and Yankspeak; Spakfilla; Pronounceeashun; Malaprops and General Manglish; Sportspeak; Foodspiel; Silly Signs; Manglish Christmas Carols; Acknowledgements.

Abstract:

'It's dog eat dog in this rat race.' 'We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.' 'I hope to come first or second, or at least to win it.' The information superhighway brings more text to our door than ever before. It's just that most of it gets mangled along the way. Twenty years ago, Harold Scruby's Manglish became an instant bestseller. This version expands on the consummate mangles of the original, with all-new Scrubyisms and recent classics from the shame files of the Plain English Foundation. Modern Manglish explores the tradi.

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