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 more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 136 x 198 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Yes
  • 0140515801
  • 9780140515800
  • 2,055,503

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. He is the author of Bloomsbury's Dictionary of Modern Slang (2003) 'One of the most infuriatingly addictive dictionaries ever produced' Evening more

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