Quite Literally

Quite Literally

Author : Wynford Hicks,


Language:EnglishFormat:Paperback

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What's an alibi, a bete noire, a celibate, a dilemma? Should underway be two words? Is the word meretricious worth using at all? How do you spell realise? With an s or a z? And should bete be bete? Should you split infinitives, end sentences with prepositions, start them with conjunctions? What about four-letter words, euphemisms, foreign words, Americanisms, cliches, slang, jargon? And does the Queen speak the Queen's English? Quite Literally answers questions like these, and more. It's a guide...