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Carnaby – Around the world in 80 years
  • Carnaby Street’s Great Uninvited

    Around the World in 80 Years:

    By blending oddball relatives, zany pictures and a unique mishmash of words, definitions and idioms, Carnaby Street and her Great Uninvited help readers of all ages to discover some of the endangered words of the English language.

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As Clear as Mud – The Brabbler’s  Guide to Idioms Volume 1
  • As Clear as Mud

    The Brabbler’s Guide to Idioms Volume 1

    Troublesome as idioms are, they make communications more vivid and exciting. Who couldn’t love easy-peasy and away with the fairies? But be warned: a few idioms go a very long way. Use phrases of this kind sparingly, or you could find yourself barking up the wrong tree with your foot in your mouth. This would be very uncomfortable: and possibly as distressing as having a bug up your nose, a bee in your bonnet and a chip on your shoulder.

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As Clear as Mud – The Brabbler’s  Guide to Idioms Volume 2
  • As Clear as Mud

    The Brabbler’s Guide to Idioms Volume 2

    Yet more idioms, including tempting tongue-tinglers such as look daggers and blow your socks off. But don’t try to understand them by their words alone, or you’ll most likely get the wrong end of the stick. . .

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I Literally Exploded
  • I Literally Exploded

    The Quester’s Guide to Misused Words

    Could it be possible to literally explode and live to tell the tale? Or to tell someone that you are speechless? Carter the Quester looks at some words and phrases that we bandy about with reckless disregard for their true meaning.

Awfully Nice
  • Awfully Nice

    The Quester’s Guide to Oxymorons

    Just what is the point of jumbo shrimp and how can pretty ugly make any sort of sense? Read on to find out more . . .

A is for Anonymuncle
  • ABC-for-pop-up

    A is for Anonymuncle

    The Brabbler’s Endangered ABC

    We all know that A is for apple and B is for ball but think of a world in which A was for anonymuncle and B was for blutterbung; a colourful, crazy world in which zamzodden made a comeback and wheeples hung from our lips.

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