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The 100 Words That Make The English By Tony Thorne

The 100 Words That Make The English
by Tony Thorne

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* A wonderfully informative and entertaining guide to our national language, out now in paperback
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The 100 Words That Make The English Summary


The 100 Words That Make The English by Tony Thorne

Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.

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** 'There is much that is admirable and entertaining here . . . I learnt a lot about slang * Lynne Truss, SUNDAY TIMES *

About Tony Thorne


Tony Thorne is Language and Innovation consultant and director of the New Language Archive at King's College, London. He broadcasts regularly on radio, including for the BBC, and has been a Hollywood script consultant and an EU adviser on language and communication.

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The 100 Words That Make The English by Tony Thorne
Tony Thorne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2011-04-07
352
0349121036
9780349121031
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