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Jolly Wicked, Actually By Tony Thorne

Jolly Wicked, Actually

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* A wonderfully informative and entertaining guide to our national language - and in particular those words which help define the British identity
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Jolly Wicked, Actually: The 100 Words That Make Us English by Tony Thorne

JOLLY WICKED ACTUALLY is a wonderfully entertaining compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have over the last century become the cornerstones of modern spoken English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out the common identity that unites the English, to define what makes us who we are, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores. Despite attempts by politicians and writers, despite lessons in citizenship enshrined in the national curriculum, we have famously never been able to define for posterity precisely what Englishness is. JOLLY WICKED ACTUALLY takes certain well-loved and crucial expressions such as sorry, nice, common, posh, cuppa, and chippy, explores their strange and wonderful origins, and demonstrates with wit and charm how they are emblems of an era or an attitude, of a heritage and of the traits and quirks essential to all our notions of Englishness.

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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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GOR001706716
Jolly Wicked, Actually: The 100 Words That Make Us English by Tony Thorne
Tony Thorne
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-09-03
352
1408700891
9781408700891
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