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Bagels, bumf & buses : a day in the life of the English language (First edition)

By: Horobin, Simon (Professor of English Language and Literature, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford)

0198832273 / 9780198832270
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01/11/2019
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England
23 cm viii, 241 pages
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Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time.

Simon Horobin takes the reader on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities - getting up, going to work, eating meals - havesurprisingly fascinating histories.

BIC:

2AB English, CBX Language: history & general works, CFF Historical & comparative linguistics

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