Questions of English

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Questions of English

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For anyone who has ever had a question about the English language, this book should prove amusing. Based on letters to the "Oxford Word and Language Service", it deals with hundreds of notes and queries from the everyday to the bizarre, including sections on "What is the origin of ...?", "Is this correct?", "What does this mean?" and "Is there a word for ...?".

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About the Editors: Jeremy Marshall and Mrs. Fred McDonald are experienced lexicographers who, in addition to their work on The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, are both long-standing contributors to the Oxford Word and Language Service. Excerpt Q In my business I use large catering packs of flour, which have the word ENDOLETED on the label. I would very much like to know what it means. You probably won't like to know; this is one of those occasions when 'ignorance is bliss'. Flour that has been endoleted has been spun in a large drum with ridges on the inside surface, in order to break up any insect eggs and prevent them from hatching out while the flour is in storage. Bon appetit!

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