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Wordwatching free pdf Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's decided to invent his own...and 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 proof that his words are being spoken by more people than just him and his mum. He needs what the dictionary authorities call a 'corpus' of examples, hard data showing that his new words are in widespread and long-term usage. So a corpus he resolves to create, no matter what obstacles he might meet on the way. This is the epic and ridiculous story of one man's struggle to break into the dictionary. From covert word-dropping on Countdown to wilfully misinforming schoolchildren, Alex tries it all in his quest for dictionary-based immortality. Does he succeed? 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 co-created, writes and co-hosts the new comedy quiz We Need Answers airing soon on BBC4. He is widely renowned among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up, writer and solo performer and has many TV and radio credits under his belt. Alex's first book Birdwatchingwatching was published by Virgin Books in January 2009. www.alexhorne.com

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Author : Alex Horne
Publisher : Virgin Digital
Data Published : 01 January 2098
ISBN : 0753520451
EAN : 9780753520451
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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