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Kick the Bucket and Swing the Cat: The complete Balderdash & Piffle collection of English Words, and Their Curious Origins

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Kick the Bucket and Swing the Cat takes a humorous tour through the fascinating, sometimes tragic, and often surprising history of the English language and its etymology.





Author, humorist and word-sleuth Alex Games uncovers the trends, innovations and scandals that have shaped the meanings of our most popular words and expressions, from Chaucer to Internet jargon and Ancien
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Paperback, 544 pages
Published November 6th 2008 by BBC Books
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I think i'll flip my wigwam for this one! Idioms are the shizznut!

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Lorraine
A rather entertaining look at some of the more humorous words of the English language. Brimming with painful puns and fabulous factoids, it is a book for lovers of English about lover of English, and especially about the reasons why you should love English (or be very cross with it).
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