Susie Dent's Weird Words by Susie Dent
  

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Susie Dent's Weird Words by Susie Dent

Susie Dent is here to take children on a rip-roaring tour through some of the most astonishing, amusing and sometimes quite revolting backgrounds of English words. Did you know, for instance, that 'fizzle' originally meant to break wind silently? Over time, it came to describe a weak, spluttering, hissing sound. And you might think that 'ain't' isn't a word you should use, but it is thought the word was once used by kings and queens. As Susie Dent knows, even the most ordinary-sounding word can have the most extraordinary story behind it.

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Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Susie Dent
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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

7th November 2013

ISBN

9781407137025


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