Amusing and informative, this book guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about the contemporary world and our attitudes to it.
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Currently Director of the English Language Centre at King's College, London, Tony Thorne is an authority on language and culture, on which he has written and broadcast widely.
Phil Hall (born 1953) is a Canadian poet. He was raised on farms in the Kawarthas region of Ontario. His most recent book of poems is An Oak Hunch. Hall holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Windsor. Hall has taught writing and literature at York University, Ryerson University, the Kootenay School of Writing, and a number of other colleges. Hall has been a poet in residence at the University of Western Ontario, the Kingston Writer's Workshop, The Sage Hill Writing Experience in Saskatchewan and elsewhere. He has been a small publisher of broadsides and chapbooks under his Flat Singles Press imprint since 1976. He has been the literary editor of This Magazine and is editor and publisher of Flat Singles Press. He teaches poetry at George Brown College and English at Seneca College, both in Toronto.
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Book Description Penguin Global, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141027061
Book Description Penguin Global, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141027061