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Balderdash & Piffle

One Sandwich Short of a Dog"s Dinner

by Alex Games

  • 136 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by BBC Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural studies,
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Etymology,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Etymology,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8962065M
    ISBN 101846072352
    ISBN 109781846072352

    Click to read more about Balderdash & Piffle by Alex Games. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(2). Review of 'Balderdash & Piffle', by Alex Games. The success of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary rested very substantially on the shoulders of a small army of what were essentially amateurs: readers who scoured books for examples of words for the OED’s editors to use as evidence in creating the entries. It might be thought that such days are over, since there are now so many.

    Balderdash & Piffle: One Sandwich Short of a Dog's Dinner is a thrilling ride through the provocative, bewildering and often downright bizarre world of language and etymology. From the brash jargon of celebrity magazines to the delicacies and feints of the euphemism, author and word-sleuth Alex Games has uncovered the remarkable stories that Brand: Ebury Publishing. Get this from a library! Balderdash & piffle: one sandwich short of a dog's dinner. [Alexander Games] -- Balderdash & Piffle: One Sandwich Short of a Dog's Dinner is a thrilling ride through the provocative, bewildering and often downright bizarre world of language and etymology. From the brash jargon.

    But with ‘Balderdash and Piffle’ the Takeaway directors, Archie Baron and Neil Cameron, hit on the idea of giving the general public the opportunity to ‘change the Dictionary’ by tracking down earlier usages and etymological information which the OED had, for one reason or another. Sep 24,  · Balderdash & Piffle is an independent production by Takeaway Media for the BBC. An accompanying book is available, Balderdash & Piffle by Alex Games published by BBC Books.


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