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Ringo

And Did Humpty Dumpty Really Fall Off That Wall?

Ringo by Laurie Barber
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In this sequel to the popular 'My Word', Laurie Barber highlights some of the common and not-so-common words used as we mangle our language. He also gives some fascinating stories about how words have evolved. *Why did Humpty Dumpty fall off that wall?*The day the Methodists had an orgy.*Did Isabella wear the same underwear for three years?*A leadership role for Ngarla Kunoth of Jedda fame.*What was the controversy about condemn and contemn?*Jimmy Sharman's link with refined young ladies.*Did Susan Boyle deserve the tag she was given?*The day that Australia led the world in the nerd stakes.*Who was the best crooner, Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo or Robert Southey's bull?*Jane Taylor's effort with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.*Was The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes the world's worst movie?
Port Campbell Press; August 2011
288 pages; ISBN 9781742980973
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Title: Ringo
Author: Laurie Barber