Modern Manglish

Author: Neil James
Editor: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921942312
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‘It’s dog eat dog in this rat race.’ ‘We’ll burn that bridge when we come to it.’ ‘I hope to come first or second, or at least to win it.’ The information superhighway brings more text to our door than ever before. It’s just that most of it gets mangled along the way. Twenty years ago, Harold Scruby’s Manglish became an instant bestseller. This version expands on the consummate mangles of the original, with all-new Scrubyisms and recent classics from the shame files of the Plain English Foundation. Modern Manglish explores the traditional linguistic traps of mixed metaphors and mispronunciation, new words and old clichés, and euphemisms, tautologies, and jargon. It also exposes the latest Manglish in serially offending professions such as politics, business, and the law. When exactly did we all become ‘stakeholders seeking to leverage our paradigms to achieve best-practice scenarios moving forward’? Alongside these are the newest contenders for the Manglish crown, ranging from sports talk to silly signs, and from food speak to fancy-pants job titles. For your delectation — and perhaps chagrin — here are the worst excesses of Manglish, illustrated by Australia’s premier editorial cartoonist, Alan Moir.

English But Not Quite

Author: Oriana Palusci
Editor: Tangram Ediz. Scientifiche
ISBN: 8864580077
Size: 18,62 MB
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Feminine Psychea Post Modern Critique

Author: Neeru Tandon
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126909742
Size: 19,89 MB
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Culture And Customs Of Singapore And Malaysia

Author: Jaime Koh
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313351163
Size: 15,11 MB
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Explore the contemporary culture and traditional customs of Singapore and Malaysia in a volume that belongs on shelves in every high school and public library.

Beneath Another Sky

Author: Norman Davies
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846148324
Size: 14,92 MB
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'He writes history like nobody else. He thinks like nobody else ... He sees the world as a whole, with its limitless fund of stories' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Where have the people in any particular place actually come from? What are the historical complexities in any particular place? This evocative historical journey around the world shows us. 'Human history is a tale not just of constant change but equally of perpetual locomotion', writes Norman Davies. Throughout the ages, men and women have endlessly sought the greener side of the hill. Their migrations, collisions, conquests and interactions have given rise to the spectacular profusion of cultures, races, languages and polities that now proliferates on every continent. This incessant restlessness inspired Davies's own. After decades of writing about European history, and like Tennyson's ageing Ulysses longing for one last adventure, he embarked upon an extended journey that took him right round the world to a score of hitherto unfamiliar countries. His aims were to test his powers of observation and to revel in the exotic, but equally to encounter history in a new way. Beneath Another Sky is partly a historian's travelogue, partly a highly engaging exploration of events and personalities that have fashioned today's world - and entirely sui generis. Davies's circumnavigation takes him to Baku, the Emirates, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Tasmania, Tahiti, Texas, Madeira and many places in between. At every stop, he not only describes the current scene but also excavates the layers of accumulated experience that underpin the present. He tramps round ancient temples and weird museums, summarises the complexity of Indian castes, Austronesian languages and Pacific explorations, delves into the fate of indigenous peoples and of a missing Malaysian airliner, reflects on cultural conflict in Cornwall, uncovers the Nazi origins of Frankfurt airport and lectures on imperialism in a desert oasis. 'Everything has its history', he writes, 'including the history of finding one's way or of getting lost.' The personality of the author comes across strongly - wry, romantic, occasionally grumpy, but with an endless curiosity and appetite for knowledge. As always, Norman Davies watches the historical horizon as well as what is close at hand, and brilliantly complicates our view of the past.

Resources In Women S Educational Equity

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She Said He Said

Author: Nancy Henley
Editor: Know
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Language And Sex

Author: Barrie Thorne
Editor: Newbury House Pub
ISBN:
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The Cette semaine sur le net newsletter subscription delivers 15 weekly readings and activities to students in a convenient, e-mail format.

Encyclopaedia Of Southeast Asia And Its Tribes Set Of 3 Vols

Author: Shiv Shanker Tiwary & P.S. Choudhary
Editor:
ISBN: 9788126138371
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Southeast Asia is a region where one can find many similarities between different countries. Southeast Asia has never been in any sense an isolated or self - contained unit. Because of its crossroads situation on the map of Asia it has always been peculiarly exposed to external influences; it has been a meeting- ground of commerce, cultures civilization.

Asia Inc

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