Wicked Words Book Summary and Study Guide

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Who invented the most words in the English language? What is a spoonerism? Where does the word 'posh' come from and what is the difference between a lobscouse and a quakebuttock?? All of these questions and more regarding the creation, qirks and eccentricities of English are answered in this hugely informative book. Categorised in alphabetical order, each chaper is also accompanied by a generous number of cartoon-strip style illustrations. The subjects are greatly varied and unusual.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   History of mankind Nationality?    -   British History of words/phrases?    -   Yes

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral


United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very liberal

Writing Style

Part of a series?    -   Yes How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   10 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   very happy How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes How much humor?    -   10 () If humorous, kind of humor    -   puns    -   eccentric personalities    -   satire    -   gentle humor Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 11-14 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot Length of book    -   150-200 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   9 ()

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