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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: South Australian Words
Subtitle: From Bardi-Grubs to Frog Cakes
Written By: Dorothy Jauncey

This new reference is a collection of words that are associated in different ways with South Australia--those in the book's title represent both the oldest and the newest cultures in the state.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195517709
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95