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Port Out, Starboard Home: And Other Language Myths Hardcover – 1 Jul 2004

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140515348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140515343
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 3 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 885,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Easily accessible -- Mail on Sunday, 1st August 2004

Every page of this book is a sheer delight. -- Catholic Herald, 16th July, 2004

This is a marvellous and original book, erudition without tears. -- The Spectator, 31 July 3005

About the Author

Michael Quinion has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of New Words (2nd edition), edited the weekly Daily Telegraph new words column, and is author of a dictionary of affixes, Ologies and Isms (OUP). Since 1996 he has produced the weekly e-newsletter World Wide Words, which has an associated website. He lives in Bristol.


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