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Making Sense of Foreign Words in English (English in use) [Paperback]

John Ayto


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25 July 1991 0550180354 978-0550180353
A study of foreign words which are now generally considered part of the English language. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference. The book lists approximately 1000 foreign words and phrases, such as nom de plume and vol-au-vent, and includes sources and definitions.

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John Ayto is a freelance writer and lexicographer. He has written many reference works such as The Oxford Dictionary of Slang, Dictionary of Modern Slang, and the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. He was a contributor to the Oxford Companion of Food. John has always had a profound interest in language and cookery. He lives in London.

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