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This Septic Isle By Mike Barfield

This Septic Isle
by Mike Barfield

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A dictionary that defines 21st Century Britain in a witty way. It contains 2,000 entries, ranging from satire to the downright silly. It covers subjects such as: politics, pop culture, sport, the Internet, TV, food, the environment, journalism, sex, PR, consumerism, war, religion, Royalty, terrorism, and traffic.
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This Septic Isle: A revised dictionary for modern Britain by Mike Barfield

Dictionary: A book with a Beginning, a Middle and an End - but not in that order. This Septic Isle is a dictionary that re-defines 21st Century Britain in the wickedest and wittiest way imaginable. In an age where Spin is King, this super-cynical, irreverant reference book finally tells it like it is, not like it isn't and never will be. With 2,000 entries, ranging from razor-sharp satire to the downright silly, This Septic Isle is the perfect antidote to our irascible era. Politics, pop culture, sport, the Internet, TV, food, the environment, journalism, sex, PR, consumerism, war, religion, Royalty, terrorism, traffic - no subject is safe. No sacred cow is spared a jaunt to the slaughterhouse. Conservation - Process by which dwindling areas of natural beauty are preserved for future generations to build Dead - Not answering one's mobile phone or responding to emails Empathy - The shared understanding between two people on the same pay grade Epidemic - The rapid and uncontrollable spread of anything contagious through newspapers Part-time employee - Full-time employee with a smoking habit, a FaceBook page and an ebay account Refrigerator - Device for keeping salad and vegetables chilled before throwing them away unused Threatening letters - MRSA, ASBO, OHMS, GBH, HIV, etc. Wendy House - Play home now banned from schools for giving children unrealistic expectations of future home ownership Xenophobia - The Englishman's hatred of foreigners - from the Latin words 'xenos' and 'phobos' Mike Barfield's updated definitions put the spin in the bin and prove there's one area in which beleaguered Britons can still proudly claim to lead the world: laughing at their problems.

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This Septic Isle Reviews


"witty...impressive surrealism...inexplicably hilarious" * Guardian *

About Mike Barfield


Mike Barfield is a writer and cartoonist who has lent his wit to some of the country's most popular TV and radio programmes, writing for performers as diverse as Chris Tarrant, Clive Andersen, Rory Bremner, and Dennis the Menace and Gnasher. His 'Apparently...' cartoon strip has been a regular feature in the pages of Private Eye for the last decade.

Additional information

GOR000568434
This Septic Isle: A revised dictionary for modern Britain by Mike Barfield
Mike Barfield
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2008-09-04
288
0091925282
9780091925284
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.