Words That Go Ping

Words That Go Ping
Author : Barbara Lasserre
Publisher :
Total Pages : 180
Release : 2018-11-13
ISBN 10 : 1525286404
ISBN 13 : 9781525286407
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If it goes 'moo' then every child knows it's a cow. If it goes 'Wham! Bam! Crash!' we're in a fast-paced comic. But what goes 'krknout'? Barbara Lasserre takes us on a playful journey through the delightful world of words that mimic sounds. Normally relegated to children's books, cartoons and comedians, she shows how these often ancient words reveal unexpected things about the way we think, speak and act. A book for anyone who loves playing with words. 'When it comes to the crunch, Words That Go Ping is bound to reverberate. Zipping between Norwegian kisses and Japanese silence, my brain is still humming.' -David Astle, writer, crossword maker and general word nerd 'An immensely satisfying book covering a neglected aspect of language with impeccable skill, and written in an open, flowing and humorous style.' - Susan Butler AO, inaugural editor of the Macquarie Dictionary 'Barbara Lasserre has conjured up a magical world of word mimicry. Her wondrous little book will delight all who love language.' - Richard Walsh, author and publisher

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