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Words, Words, Words.

Words, Words, Words

Diarmaid O Muirithe

The Lilliput Press;/Dufour Editions

PO Box 7, Chester Springs, PA 19425

1843510596 $18.95 1-800-869-5677

Words, Words, Words: Houghmagandie, Knockers, Trolleys & Others by linguist and academician Diarmaid O Muirithe (former Senior Lecturer in Irish, University College Dublin), expertly probes lexicography, dialect, sexual practices, sport and social history to create a humorous, informed and informative guide for non-specialist general readers to some of the more obscure and bizarre byways of the English language. Words, Words, Words is especially recommended to the attention of students of etymology and as well anyone else with an interest in the humor and diversity of the world's dominant language for business, international government, science, and global culture.
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Date:Jul 1, 2006
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