ISBN 9780099514763,How to Talk Like a Local : From Cockney to Geordie

How to Talk Like a Local : From Cockney to Geordie

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Susie Dent

Publisher:

Random House

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ISBN 9780099514763
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099514763

ISBN-10 0099514761
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)
Would you be bewildered if someone described you as radgy? Do you know how to recognise a tittamatorter? And would you understand if someone called you a culchie? How to Talk Like a Local gathers together hundreds of words from all over the country and digs down to uncover their origins. From dardledumdue, which means daydreamer in East Anglia, through forkin robbins, the Yorkshire term for earwigs, to clemt, a Lancashire word that means hungry, it investigates an astonishingly rich variety of regional expressions, and provides a fascinating insight into the history of the English language. If you're intrigued by colourful words and phrases, if you're interested in how English is really spoken, or if you simply want to find out a bit more about the development of our language, How to Talk Like a Local is irresistible - and enlightening - reading. About the Author Susie Dent is an independent editor and translator who appears regularly in Countdown's 'dictionary corner'. She is the author of six editions of The Language Report, an annual guide to the new words and phrases that find their way into the English language.

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