Shoot the Puppy

Shoot the Puppy : A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life

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Are you a bobo or a wombat? Have you ever been tempted to open the kimono or kick dead whales up the beach? Have you been touched by re-enchantment or threatened by infobia? If your answer to any of these questions is 'I'm not sure' or, indeed, 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of "Shoot the Puppy". Amusing and informative, 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 the contemporary world and our attitudes to it.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 136 x 198 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Yes
  • 0140515801
  • 9780140515800
  • 1,938,966

Author information

Tony Thorne is Head of the Language Centre at King's College, London, and a widely respected authority on language and modern culture. He is the author of Bloomsbury's Dictionary of Modern Slang (2003) 'One of the most infuriatingly addictive dictionaries ever produced' Evening Standard.show more

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