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Annoying English Cliches by Betty Kirkpatrick

Title Annoying English Cliches
Author Betty Kirkpatrick
Publisher Crombie Jardine Publishing
Release 2008-09-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 140
ISBN 1291425594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a compilation of the most annoying English cliches around today; those expressions that you hear time and time again and that make you cringe with irritation when you do hear them, but which - even more annoyingly! - you find yourself using out of sheer habit.Examples featured include: by and large, to be honest, a categorical denial, courtesy call, these things happen, kill two birds with one stone, it's not the end of the world... and many more.

Title Misadventures in the English Language
Author Caroline Taggart
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
Release 2016-11-03
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages
ISBN 1782436499
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Misadventures in the English Language looks at some of the controversial aspects of English usage - grammar, vocabulary and punctuation - and tries to assess what matters and what doesn't. Looking at why it pays to be precise in your punctuation - the hackneyed examples of 'Let's eat Grandma' and 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' show how a comma can make all the difference - why tautologies are simply annoying; how corporate speak can actually mean nothing at all; and why naughty, awful, sophisticated and virtue are all words that have evolved to mean something completely different, this book covers all the aspects of the English language that could leave you with cause for concern. It also considers where we are now, appraising (and often praising) the invention of new words - from kidult to piscetarian - including internet-led abbreviations such as JK and IMHO. By turns an explanation of the rules, a rant against gobbledygook and other modern horrors, this book will aid you in avoiding embarrassing clichés and jargon, and help you put your words in the right places, finally enabling you to revel in the richness of the English language. Reviews for New Words for Old: 'Pleasantly diverting' Guardian 'Fascinating ... perfect for anyone obsessed by wordplay' Yours magazine

The Book of Words by Tim Glynne-Jones

Title The Book of Words
Author Tim Glynne-Jones
Publisher Arcturus Publishing
Release 2008-10-30
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages
ISBN 1848584415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Words have come a long way since they were invented as a nifty tool to help us communicate. We have played with them, made up rules for them, added bits to them and taken bits off. We've gathered them into languages, adopted and defined them. The words we use say so much about who we are, yet most of them slip from our mouths without a second th...

Title Langenscheidt s Standard Dictionary of the English and German Languages
Author Edmund Klatt
Publisher
Release 1956
Category English language
Total Pages 1270
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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English/German, German/English dictionary includes a full treatment of American English.

Title Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus Pack
Author Chambers , Chambers
Publisher
Release 2013-09-27
Category Reference
Total Pages 1200
ISBN 9781471801754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Chambers Dictionary The dictionary of choice for word lovers Immerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century. Over 620,000 words, phrases, and meanings First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases, and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Rather than clog up space with lengthy definitions of everyday words, The Chambers Dictionary keeps them short, creating space for more intriguing, obscure, and historically-charged entries -- from alizari through to zuz. Peppered with witty definitions, Chambers is a pleasure to read. Highlights gems of English English is full of words that sound great, or that you never thought would exist. Only The Chambers Dictionary helps you discover them. Unrivalled help for wordgames Chambers is the dictionary of choice for crossword solvers, Scrabble(R) fans, and wordgame enthusiasts. The new Wordgame Companion section offers crossword code-breakers, indispensable two-letter word solutions, top-scoring Q and Z words, and much more. What is new in this edition? New words Now in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. Word Lover's Miscellany The 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict: - words to impress and surprise - words to cherish - words that are extinct - words that merit rescue - words to use in Scrabble(R) and other word games - words to watch - collective nouns - useful similes . . . and many more Beautiful finishing touches: Ribbon The Chambers Dictionary is the only popular dictionary to still provide one. Why? Simply because people love them. Beautifully flat on a desk The Chambers Dictionary lies perfectly flat on a desk so you can read the whole page with ease - even into the spine. Strong cloth binding, gold blocking, beautiful endpapers The Chambers Dictionary is made to an incredibly high quality, guaranteed to withstand years of love. Foiled cover Foiling on the cover gives The Chambers Dictionary a luxurious aesthetic. Less cumbersome than other dictionaries Slimmer and easier to hold, despite the fact that it contains more words than any other single volume dictionary. And all without reducing text size. It's a neat trick. *Thumb index Only provided by Chambers. A standard version without a thumb index is also available (*this page is for the standard version). Copy and paste this ISBN number (9780550102416) into the search bar to treat yourself to the thumb indexed version. 'The Chambers Thesaurus is a veritable treasure-trove, including the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format. Modern vocabulary sits alongside archaic, and technical terms, formal language and slang are all covered.' This new, fourth edition contains 200 updated entries including the latest words entering the language. They reflect a range of social and technological changes: - From the digital world comes the growth of 'citizen journalism', the menace of the 'cyberbully' and the tricky rules of 'netiquette'. - The green agenda is explored through the evolution of recycling - 'precycle' and 'upcycle' - as well as the inclusion of 'organic' and 'e-waste'. - From the economic recession comes 'agflation', 'NEET', 'cash-strapped' and the increasingly popular 'daycation'. The Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a brand new 48-page section of curious and intriguing word lists, offers practical advice for anyone wanting to write, present or speak creatively. It also reflects the quirkiness and ever-evolving nature of English. Discover a range of fascinating and useful synonyms and expressions for our modern world: - Get the words to impress at an interview - 'champion' and 'skillset'. - Learn how to avoid annoying clichés - 'ultimately' not 'at the end of the day'. - Discover how to sound like a foodie or a fashionista - 'slow food' and 'fast fashion'. - Examine the rise of coffee culture - 'dead eye', 'flat white' and 'skinny'. - Understand modern phobias like 'email bankruptcy' and 'infomania'. - Explore the rise of Blinglish - 'bruv' and 'safe'. An ideal companion to The Chambers Dictionary, all lovers of language and its intricate evolution will find this new edition both compelling and indispensable

Title Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry A Practical Approach
Author Colin Doeg
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2006-06-18
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 264
ISBN 0387289216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Few titles could be timelier than the second edition of Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry – A Practical Approach. The world is worrying about a human pandemic arising from the avian flu epidemic that is spreading from the Far East, the implications of which could be as great for the food industry as were the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and BSE. This practical and greatly expanded edition by media and public relations veteran Colin Doeg focuses on the communications aspects of dealing with a crisis. It is global in its coverage of the subject, reviewing practices and requirements in countries ranging from the USA and the UK to Australia and New Zealand. Doeg offers advice ranging from preparing for the unthinkable to the dramatic expansion of the Internet, avoiding being caught off-guard by a situation, the ramifications of product tampering and managing an actual crisis. Advice is also offered on dealing with extremist organizations and terrorist threats as well as bioterrorism – "a clear and present danger" – and a number of problems facing the food industry, including the practice of selling meat unfit for human consumption and the threat posed by the increasing toxicity of fish due to the rising pollution of the world’s oceans. In a special late chapter – written only three months before publication – the author looks ahead to events which he believes will shape the world of crisis management in the future, including the empowering influence of the Internet during the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the discovery of the illegal dye Sudan 1 (Red) in millions of food products and the fears of a pandemic arising from the spreading outbreak of avian flu. Examples of typical documents like a crisis plan for a business, a crisis checklist, a press release announcing a product recall, an announcement to employees and a checklist for anyone dealing with a threatening phone call are provided. Also included is a list of sources of information and assistance in the event of a product crisis. Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry is the only title dealing specifically with this crucial subject in relation to the food industry. As such, it is relevant not only to those in the food industry, but also to marketing and senior management in general in the fields of agriculture, public health and law enforcement.

Title The Illustrated Gaelic English Dictionary
Author Edward Dwelly
Publisher
Release 1967
Category Names, Scottish Gaelic
Total Pages 1062
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Advanced Vocabulary Practice by Karolina Jekielek

Title Advanced Vocabulary Practice
Author Karolina Jekielek
Publisher Home Tutor
Release 2018-08-16
Category
Total Pages 60
ISBN 1979088691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book is dedicated to advanced and proficient learners of English. It contains various activities, whose aim is to boost and expand vocabulary. The activities could be used for speaking as well as writing.The book is the key to achieving great results in your exams, and finally surpassing the intermediate level or replacing cliche, common words with advanced words as well as advanced grammar structures.It is a great publication for all teachers, and can be used in a number of ways. It is a must-have, especially for one-on-one sessions.

The Scout by Stephen Hamilton Nicol

Title The Scout
Author Stephen Hamilton Nicol
Publisher
Release 2006
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 236
ISBN 9781425985011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The Scout: The Bobby Dinnie Story' follows the life path of one of the most successful and well-known football talent scouts ever to grace the beautiful game in the United Kingdom: Bobby Dinnie MBE. Synonymous with spotting and nurturing the talent of Kenny Dalglish, the Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland legend; he also worked under legendary icons, namely: Tommy Docherty, Bob Stokoe, Billy Wright, Graeme Souness, Walter Smith and Jock Wallace. In the book authorized author Stephen Hamilton Nicol secures personal and exclusive interviews and comments from famous players, managers, coaches - past and present including Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, John Greig and Bertie Auld. It has a touch of humour - with Bobby telling us of the day he asked his wife, Betty, if she would like to go to the United States for their honeymoon. Ecstatic at the thought of a great trip she naturally said "yes."what she didnt know was Bobby was also taking 18 players from his youth team along with them - to play in a football tournament there. Its educational - where we learn the true meaning and origins of the most annoying football phrases, metaphors and clichs. Inspiring - how a quiet, unassuming and private man took an industrial declined community and pumped vitality and self-assurance into the heart of its dwellers. The book, naturally written in English, even supplies the reader with a vernacular index for readers outside the Glaswegian dialect. how thoughtful! If youre looking for a typical football bio then youve definitely come to the wrong place: its more than that!

Title The Song Stuck in the Middle With You Stealers Wheel in Tarantino s Reservoir Dogs How the Right Song in the Right Scene Makes a Film Iconic
Author Engin Devekiran
Publisher
Release 2016-05-13
Category
Total Pages 20
ISBN 9783668191051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Musicology, grade: First class honors, Trinity College Dublin (Department of Music), course: Film Music, language: English, abstract: Looking for the song 'Stuck in the middle with you' (written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Eagan; performed by their group 'Stealers Wheel') on YouTube (2016), displays the immense popularity of this song; more than 40 years after it was published on the 1972 Stealers Wheel debut album. The number of clicks is considerably impressive: the most popular video on the website counts more than 44 million views since July 2010. The original music video shows the band with Joe Eagan alternately performing in a big, empty building and him being at a banquet table, surrounded by odd guises, unsuccessfully trying to get some food from the table. Comparing the top comments to the video shown, some incoherence becomes visible. For instance, user 'nosferotica' writes: 'Last time I listened to this song I cut someone's ear off.' (YouTube, 2016). Another user asks if anyone could listen to the song, 'without thinking of torture anymore' (YouTube, 2016). Without knowing the linkage of the song to one of the most iconic scenes in later film history, these comments make no sense at all. Moreover, we must agree with Quentin Tarantino, who said 'that certain pop songs have been used so successfully in certain movies that in a sense the movie blots out all other associations and 'owns' the song . In the case of 'Stuck in the middle with you' and the 'infamous' torture scene in Tarantino's debut film Reservoir Dogs (1992), this statement does fully apply, as the song originally is about an annoying record biz dinner that Eagan and Rafferty had to attend . Tarantino's debut became cult over the years, considered to have notably inspired further independent cinema. The quintessence of Tarantino's idea of film making is already identifiable in his rough debut: cool characters and violence combined with deadp