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Shoot the Puppy: A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life By Tony Thorne

Shoot the Puppy: A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life
by Tony Thorne

Are you a bobo or a wombat? Have you ever been tempted to open the kimono or kick dead whales up the beach? This title guides the reader through the contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about the contemporary world and our attitudes to it.

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Shoot the Puppy: A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life Summary


Are you a bobo or a wombat? Have you ever been tempted to open the kimono or kick dead whales up the beach? Have you been touched by re-enchantment or threatened by infobia? If your answer to any of these questions is 'I'm not sure' or, indeed, 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of "Shoot the Puppy". Amusing and informative, it guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about the contemporary world and our attitudes to it.

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GOR003357389
Shoot the Puppy: A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life
Tony Thorne
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-08-31
336
0140515801
9780140515800
N/A
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