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Wordwatching free pdf Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own...all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what the dictionary authorities call a 'corpus' of examples, hard data showing that his new words are in widespread and long-term usage by people other than just him and his mum. So a corpus he resolves to create, no matter what obstacles he might meet on the way. This is the ridiculous story of one man's struggle to break into the dictionary. From covert word-dropping on Countdown to willfully misinforming young schoolchildren, Alex tries it all in his quest for word-based stardom. Does he succeed? Exactly what is a 'mental safari'? And are you already using one of Alex's words without realising it? You won't regret spending your hard-earned honk on this hugely entertaining book.

About Alex Horne

Alex Horne is a stand-up comedian. He won the Chortle Award for 'Best Breakthrough Act' in 2004 and in 2003 he was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His 'Wordwatching' show appeared at the festival in 2008. He has written and performed with Craig Charles on ITV and Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions for BBC3. His first book, Birdwatchingwatching, was published in 2008. www.verbalgardening.com. www.alexhorne.com

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Author : Alex Horne
Publisher : Virgin Books
Data Published : 07 July 2011
ISBN : 075351575X
EAN : 9780753515754
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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