'Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.'(Quentin Crisp). In his latest book, Nigel Rees, one of Britain's foremost commentators on English, has collected and explained 2467 examples of verbal perfume. Fascinating, lively and endless fun, 'A Man About A Dog' is a must for anyone captivated by language and our ability to abuse it. Examples include: * 'Discussing Ugandan affairs' * 'Ambulance chaser' * 'Hygienically challenged' Nigel Rees is one of the best-known language writers and presenters in the UK. His 'Quote...Unquote' radio programme has been running for nearly thirty years.
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Nigel Rees is the author of I Told You I Was Sick: A Grave Book of Curious Epitaphs and A Word in Your Shell-Like: 6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained.
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Book Description Collins Harvill, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 417 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007214537
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007214537