INTRODUCTION; LIST OF SUBJECTS; LITTLE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF WORD ORIGINS; GLOSSARY
Julia Cresswell is an experienced author and language researcher, having worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Books to her credit include Naming Your Baby: The Definitive Dictionary of First Names and The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Cliches.
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