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John Humphrys - Lost for Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language £1 @ PoundLand
John Humphrys - Lost for Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language £1 @ PoundLand

John Humphrys - Lost for Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language £1 @ PoundLand

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Bought this today for my mum who is a John Humphrys/Today programme fan and because she likes to correct my English all the time, grrrr. Should be right up her street.... Blurb below:

'Humphrys is passionate about language – and very funny too' (Rod Liddle )

'Greatly enjoyable' (Simon Hoggart, Guardian )

'for all those who care about the English language' (Ann Widdecombe, New Statesman )

'It is always exhilarating to read a book which says what so many of us think' (Jonathan Keates, Spectator )

'Timely and lively' (Sunday Telegraph )

'Let us be very clear about this from the start: John Humphrys is a Good Thing' (Evening Standard )

'the Jack Russell of the Today programme has now chosen to take some well aimed snaps at solecism, jargon, cliche and weasel words... It is always exhilarating to read a book which says what so many of us think' (Spectator )

10 Comments

Original Poster

Oh forgot to mention that this is a hardback edition.

Oh this will fly off in the shelves in my local Poundland,

Original Poster

Lol

whitbyfish

Oh this will fly off in the shelves in my local Poundland,

I've read this. Very good book, IMO, well worth £1!

F'N HOT!!!

This is colder than absolute zero.

If you're interested in the English language, read Bill Bryson's "Mother Tongue" (although the catastrophically underplays the influence of the Roman's latin, amazingly.)
Or Melvyn Bragg's on English

Banned

Okebird

Oh forgot to mention that this is a hardback edition.


That' OK, great deal.

sureley its spelt "Mangeling".

Great! Got the book - thank you.

Great! Got the book - thank you.
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