Contradictionary

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A native German speaker, Fritz Spiegl never lost his fascination with the eccentricities of the English language. In this quirky guide to homonyms, homophones, 'false friends' etc, he clarifies confusions from aboriginal/aborigine(s) to zip code/post code; provides intriguing information on word origins, derivations and changing usage; and takes the popular press to task for its shameless punning and dumbing-down of English.

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Contradictionary

Contradictionary

An A-Z of Confusibles, Lookalikes and Soundalikes

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9781856269544     Product Code: 284663

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A native German speaker, Fritz Spiegl never lost his fascination with the eccentricities of the English language. In this quirky guide to homonyms, homophones, 'false friends' etc, he clarifies confusions from aboriginal/aborigine(s) to zip code/post code; provides intriguing information on word origins, derivations and changing usage; and takes the popular press to task for its shameless punning and dumbing-down of English.

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