By Philip Gooden

Winner of the HRH Duke of Edinburgh English talking Union English Language e-book Award 2006. An award profitable language e-book, it is a full of life and fascinating disclose at the overseas phrases and words that populate our language. every one access provides a translation of the expression, the language of foundation, pronunciation, an insightful touch upon utilization, plus illuminating examples from the clicking. A Pretentiousness Index may help you stay away from committing the final word fake pas(!). when you've got ever been bamboozled by means of a overseas note or word, or just are looking to boost your vocabulary with a few good selected bons mots, then this is often the booklet for you. millions of international phrases were absorbed into the English language from the typical (kowtow) to the quite vague (auto-da-fe). fake Pas? specializes in widely used phrases and expressions in addition to those who are new, curious or a laugh.

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