Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Printing edition (December 2, 1999)
Category: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
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Twentieth century words.
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Twentieth Century Words book. Ayto looks at some 5,000 words and meanings, from "flapper" to "flower power" to "road rage.
As such there is a notable Brit bias to the text featuring many words and phrases never current in the States or anywhere outside of England. However the vast majority of the entries-there are about four thousand of them-will be recognized by most native speakers (and especially readers) of English.
Ayto looks at some 5,000 words and meanings, from "flapper" to "flower power" to "road rage. We learn the birth dates of words such as "movie" (1910s), "barbecue" (1930s), Beatlemania (1960s), and "foodie" (1980s). Ayto also treats us to many surprises as well
A landmark book for the end of the century, presenting an overview of the development of English vocabulary from 1900 to the present day. There will be ten chapters, one for each decade, that will provide an introduction to the decade, with areas of particular importance and interest noted,and a presentaion of new words for that decade.
item 1 Ayto, John, Twentieth Century Words, Like New, Hardcover -Ayto, John, Twentieth Century Words, Like New .
item 1 Ayto, John, Twentieth Century Words, Like New, Hardcover -Ayto, John, Twentieth Century Words, Like New, Hardcover. item 2 Twentieth Century Words-John Ayto -Twentieth Century Words-John Ayto. item 3 Twentieth Century Words, Ayto, John, Used; Good Book -Twentieth Century Words, Ayto, John, Used; Good Book. Decade by decade this book charts and contextualizes the innovative words of the 20th century in ten introductory essays which are followed by the formative words themselves.
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This book presents an overview of the development of English vocabulary from 1900 to the present day. It is a wonderful collection of words that define the twentieth century. A chapter is devoted to each decade of the twentieth century, with each one divided into two parts. The first part is an introductory essay setting the background against which the following new words came into being, and areas of particular importance or interest will be highlighted. Following this is a dictionary-style presentation of vocabulary that came into English during that decade. Ayto also treats us to many surprises as well.
John Ayto explains the origin, meaning and use of the .
John Ayto explains the origin, meaning and use of the expression 'fit for purpose': Keep your English up to date: Fit for purpose: 26 October 2010.