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1907554556
ISBN-13:
9781907554551
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Lost in Translation: The English Language Taken Hostage at Home and Abroad

Lost in Translation: The English Language Taken Hostage at Home and Abroad

by Chris Stone

Hardcover

$16.95

Overview

Wacky, weird, and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused around the world
 Whether it's unforgivable grammar, bad spelling, or just plain old terrible translations, these 140 photos demonstrate how the world's favorite language is treated when it travels. From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordplay, this book will make English readers laugh out loud at the things that can be lost in translation, never to be found again—and will remind them to always use spellcheck!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907554551
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chris Stone is a writer and editor with 15 years’ experience in publishing. He has commissioned and edited books on a huge array of subjects from U-boats to David Beckham; as an author he specialises in humour, pop culture and sport. His books include ‘The Ultimate Christmas Party Sprout’ and ‘Spliffigami: how to roll the 35 greatest joints of all time’. He lives in Kent.

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