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5.0 out of 5 stars Ingenius, 24 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life: Survey, Definition & justify'd Lampoonery of divers contemporary Phenomena, from Top Gear unto Twitter (Hardcover)
I was a bit sceptical of this book at first, suspecting the humour may be a little obvious. However, the update on Dr Johnson's Dictionary proves to be a delight and would make an ideal present for wordy friends. It's as if the great man himself has descended from his Regency tower to scrutinise the detritus of early 21st Century life.

My favourites:

X Factor: Saturday night ruin'd by Tear-Stain'd Orphan-Protector Mister Louis Walsh & his Retinue of singing Urchins

Innit: a Contraction of 'is it not', said for Emphasis: Admiral Byng was shot pour encourager les autres, innit

Superb!
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