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The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Paperback – 2 Nov. 2017
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Do words fail you? Never again, once you've become the proud owner of The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary.
Every word has a meaning, but over the years those meanings change. Dip into these helpfully illustrated pages and you'll find many of the words you use every day without ever realising that their up-to-date definition is something entirely different.
Words like 'bunny' (rather like a bun), or 'cherish' (rather like a chair), 'Cardiology' (the study of knitwear) or 'buggery' (the study of insects), 'Venezuala' (a gondola with a harpoon) or 'Norway' (a Geordie exclamation of surprise), 'ivy' (the Roman for "four") or 'faculty' (cockney for "there's no more PG Tips").
Thanks to The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary you can now use familiar, everyday words in total confidence, fully appraised of their latest meanings. Happy wording!
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From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Windmill Books; Reprint edition (2 Nov. 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1784756490
- ISBN-13 : 978-1784756499
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 2.29 x 19.69 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 9,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This has been updated to include many of my personal recent favourites, including Graeme Garden's "Jamaican" series (e.g. Grating: a Jamaican Elephant) and Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor's celebrated "Yorkshire" series (Trifle: a Yorkshire Rifle).
All it misses are the team's drole delivery. Ah well...you can't have it all.
So one to cherish (and no, not as in "being somewhat chair-like").
This makes an ideal and unusual gift for a reader, English language student or indeed anyone with a sense of humour! It is the sort of book that should be left out on a table and can be opened up at any page.