Shoot the Puppy : A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life
Are you a bobo or a wombat? Are you tempted by infobia or to kick dead whales up the beach? If your answer to any of these questions is 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of Shoot the Puppy. Amusing, informative and newly updated for 2007, it guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about our contemporary world.
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- Paperback | 368 pages
- 110 x 156 x 26mm | 158.76g
- 03 Sep 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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About Tony Thorne
Tony Thorne is Head of the Language Centre at King's College, London, and a widely respected authority on language and modern culture.