Kitchen Table Lingo

Kitchen Table Lingo

This collection of hundreds of words from English speakers around the world - complete with space and an invitation to add your own - is a wonderfully entertaining celebration of the spoken word and the people who take pleasure in it.

Author: The English Project

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448132669

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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With an afterword by David Crystal and contributions from Philip Pullman, Jilly Cooper, Jeremy Vine and Meera Syal, all life is here. Become part of the Kitchen Table Lingo community and write your words in now! 'Seen the bloke with the bedooftey bum?' 'More testiculating on Newsnight......' Does it sometimes seem like your family speaks its own language? Families up and down the UK have their own special vocabularies. Discover tinsellitis sufferers in Tunbridge Wells, elephant users in Edinburgh and chobblers in Cardiff. Whether it's a slip of the tongue that becomes a permanent part of the family vernacular or a word invented when all others fail, Kitchen Table Lingo is part of what makes our language so rich and creative. This collection of hundreds of words from English speakers around the world - complete with space and an invitation to add your own - is a wonderfully entertaining celebration of the spoken word and the people who take pleasure in it. After all, what other language has fifty-seven words for the TV remote control?
Categories: Humor

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

20 21 22 The English Project, Kitchen Table Lingo (London: Virgin Books, 2008) and Nick Lodge, 'Kitchen Table Lingo', The English Project (23 June 2008) www.englishproject.org/news/2008/kitchen-table-lingo [accessed 18 January 2019].

Author: Margaret J.-M. Sönmez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429958427

Category: Art

Page: 316

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Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage presents essays by practitioners based in language museums around the world. Describing their history, mission, and modes of display, contributors demonstrate the important role intangible heritage can and should play in the museum. Arguing that languages are among our most precious forms of cultural heritage, the book also demonstrates that they are at risk of neglect, and of endangerment from globalisation and linguistic imperialism. Including case studies from across Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, this book documents the vital work being done by museums to help preserve languages and make them objects of broad public interest. Divided into three sections, contributions to the book focus on one of three types of museums: museums of individual languages, museums of language groups – both geographic and structural – and museums of writing. The volume presents practical information alongside theoretical discussions and state-of-the-art commentaries concerning the representation of languages and their cultural nature. Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage is the first volume to address the subject of language museums and, as such, should be of interest to academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of museum and cultural heritage studies, applied linguistics, anthropology, tourism, and public education.
Categories: Art

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity

day figurative use of sports terminology, which he says seems to have substituted former military metaphors. ... Likewise, in the kitchen table lingo, we encountered old words with new meanings, such as 'mutilator' and 'pilot'.

Author: Rodney H. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317439950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity provides an introduction to and survey of a wide range of perspectives on the relationship between language and creativity. Defining this complex and multifaceted field, this book introduces a conceptual framework through which the various definitions of language and creativity can be explored. Divided into four parts, it covers: different aspects of language and creativity, including dialogue, metaphor and humour literary creativity, including narrative and poetry multimodal and multimedia creativity, in areas such as music, graffiti and the internet creativity in language teaching and learning. With over 30 chapters written by a group of leading academics from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity will serve as an important reference for students and scholars in the fields of English language studies, applied linguistics, education, and communication studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

kitchen-table lingokitchen-table lingo n British See family slang kitekite vb to pass a worthless cheque '“You wouldn't try to kite a cheque on me, would you?”' (Budgie, TV series, 1971) kitingkiting n passing dud cheques.

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408181805

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
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Because Internet

Because Internet

De Gruyter. pp. 47–67. “the private and personal word-creations”: David Crystal. December 1, 2008. “On Kitchen Table Lingo.” DCBLOG. david-crystal.blogspot.ca/2008/12/on-kitchentable-lingo.html. Queen Elizabeth II: Richard Kay.

Author: Gretchen McCulloch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473577107

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Have you ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message? Wondered where memes came from? Fret no more: Because Internet is the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are. 'McCulloch is such a disarming writer - lucid, friendly, unequivocally excited about her subject - that I began to marvel at the flexibility of the online language she describes, with its numerous shades of subtlety.' New York Times
Categories: Computers

Wordwatching

Wordwatching

In his afterword to Kitchen Table Lingo, David Crystal wrote that 'everyone has been a word-coiner at some time or other, if not around the kitchen table, then in the garden, bedroom, office or pub', and I can only agree.

Author: Alex Horne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753547885

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own ... all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what the dictionary authorities call a 'corpus' of examples, hard data showing that his new words are in widespread and long-term usage by people other than just him and his mum. So a corpus he resolves to create, no matter what obstacles he might meet on the way. This is the ridiculous story of one man's struggle to break into the dictionary. From covert word-dropping on Countdown to wilfully misinforming young schoolchildren, Alex tries it all in his quest for word-based stardom. Does he succeed? Exactly what is a 'mental safari'? And are you already using one of Alex's words without realising it? You won't regret spending your hard-earned honk on this hugely entertaining book.
Categories: Humor

rEvolution

rEvolution

In Kitchen Table Lingo,they share someof the hundreds ofwords generated by people from allover theworld. The words are a livingtestimony tothe creativity of people. Humans are the only species with language.

Author: Bill Lucas

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845903596

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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We have reached a turning point in our development as a species. In the coming decades we face significant global challenges in terms of climate change, biodiversity, food and water resources and violent extremism. At the local level, these seem like crazy times, with the speed of change accelerating faster than ever. In rEvolution, best-selling author Bill Lucas suggests some of the ways we can all succeed in today's complex world. 150 years after Charles Darwin invented the concept of natural selection, Bill argues that the rules of evolution are changing. To thrive in our current crazy world we need a new kind of "mind-ware".Specifically we need to develop our adaptive intelligence. Drawing on new and emerging sciences and using approaches previously applied in other domains, this book describes some of the practical steps you can take at home, at school, in the workplace and in the wider community to ensure that you can constantly adapt to new circumstances. Bill's analysis, optimism and suggestions for practical learning make this an essential addition to the book shelf of all thoughtful questioning members of the species!
Categories: Self-Help

What Made The Crocodile Cry 101 questions about the English language

What Made The Crocodile Cry   101 questions about the English language

101 questions about the English language Susie Dent ... The English Project's 'Kitchen Table Lingo', an excellent collection of homegrown words—that personal stockpile that all of us have and which is intelligible only to those we live ...

Author: Susie Dent

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191650604

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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The Blackout Crew have a song with the title 'Put a donk on it' - but what is a 'donk'? Which ending came first: '-ise' or '-ize'? Where does the idea of a 'white elephant' come from? Who decides on the collective noun for something? And what is it that made the crocodile cry? Sparkling with insight and linguistic curiosity, this delightful compendium answers 101 of the most intriguing questions about the English language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage. Irresistible to anyone with an interest in the words around them. Supported by Oxford's celebrated dictionary research programme, Susie Dent tackles these and many other fascinating questions in this wonderfully accessible and endlessly entertaining exploration of the English language.
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The troll who was a cat

The troll who was a cat

Dino Lingo. The Queen of Trolls and the poor troll got married and lived happily ever after. And Plat, who took care of the cat – one morning, he found a big bag of gold on his kitchen table. Dino Lingo Foreign Language Books for ...

Author: Dino Lingo

Publisher: Dino Lingo

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The troll who was a cat
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The Language of Trust

The Language of Trust

One recent ad shows home improvement celebrity Ty Pennington relaxing at a kitchen table with a Bayer aspirin user as he says, “So Joe here keeps his company's books straight—and runs a pretty tight ship at home.

Author: Michael Maslansky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101404553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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What to Say, How to Say It, Why It Matters If you're trying to sell something-whether it's a product, a service, or an idea-you are facing a new era of consumers who listen less and question more. The Language of Trust is for anyone who must sell ideas, products, services, or even themselves to a public that just doesn't want to hear it. Based on pioneering consumer research, The Language of Trust shows you how to regain the confidence of your clients and customers and communicate with them on their terms. You'll learn what words to use, what words to lose, and how to structure your message to overcome skepticism and build and keep the trust of your audience.
Categories: Business & Economics

Interfaces Between Language And Cognition

Interfaces Between Language And Cognition

Kitchen Table Ebury Press. Tollefsen, D. P. (2002). Collective intene tionality and the social sciences. Phie los. Soc. Sci. 32, 25. Tollefsen, D. P. (2006). From extended mind to collective mind. Cogn. Syst. Res. 7, 140*150.

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Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 9782889191475

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A Little Book of Language

A Little Book of Language

The editors called their book Kitchen Table Lingo . Slang is used by people who want to show , by the way they talk , that they belong together . It's very informal , casual , colloquial . It's like a secret language , known only to the ...

Author: David Crystal

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215469276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. This book focuses on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word. It discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ideal Order

The Ideal Order

She took out the various folders and booklets and put some on the kitchen table. “Today we are going to learn about counting words. ... “No, more like counting things. Such as apples.” “Mummy, I know how to do that. Ichi ga lingo ...

Author: Christoph Bartneck

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329697706

Category: Fiction

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Dr. Rob Park’s life is out of order. His estranged wife is leaving him, the relationship to his daughters is strained and his academic career is at a dead end. He escapes into the cult of LEGO and the study of classification systems. By sorting his collection of LEGO bricks he reconnects to his daughters and he maintains his sobriety while maneuvering in the bizarre world of academia. Prof. Dr. Smith and his newly found Adult Fans Of LEGO help him to find a new structure for himself, his brick collection and his family.
Categories: Fiction

Xavier Herbert

Xavier Herbert

Casting a mere glance at mother and son , he went on into the kitchen , bawling something in lingo that included the ... two large buckets of milk evidently made from the dried powder , several cans of which stood on the kitchen table .

Author: Xavier Herbert

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702224081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 281

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Extracts from all of Xavier Herbert's major works are provided, along with some significant and hitherto unpublished material, as well as a range of polemical and autobiographical material.--back cover.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Peach-and-dingo pie. Ready kiddo? Will you taste it with me? Dingo? I said. Isn't that a kangaroo? Lingo? she said. Lingoberry? Something like that. She pulled me to the kitchen table, beaming. It was unlike her, ...

Author: Aimee Bender

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446457108

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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_______________________________ On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. All at once her cheerful, can-do mother tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes perilous. Anything can be revealed at any meal. Rose's gift forces her to confront the truth behind her family's emotions - her mother's sadness, her father's detachment and her brother's clash with the world. But as Rose grows up, she learns that there are some secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is about the pain of loving those whom you know too much about, and the secrets that exist within every family. At once profound, funny, wise and sad, this is a novel to savour. _______________________________ Now available to preorder: Aimee Bender's new novel, The Butterfly Lampshade
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Redeeming Ruth

Redeeming Ruth

“What language do they speak in Uganda?” I asked, wondering whether Ruth understood English. If not, it might explain her lack of language. “I don't know.” Theresa packed Ruth's overnight bag at the kitchen table. “But come see this.

Author: Meadow Rue Merrill

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781683070849

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Redeeming Ruth is the inspirational, true story of an abandoned baby, a devastating diagnosis, and the way God loves broken, hurting people through useven though we may be broken and hurt, too. When Meadow met her, Ruth was a sixteen-month-old child that some church friends were hosting from an orphanage in Uganda. She had cerebral palsy and was so weak she couldnt lift her head. Meadow had always felt a call to adopt, but was this what God meant? Part family drama, part travel adventure, and part memoir, Redeeming Ruth is a heartwarming, against-all-odds story about the most unlikely pairing of a normal American family and a physically handicapped orphan girl from Uganda. Much more than an adoption story, this book explores what happens when we sacrificially reach out and share Gods love with others. Ruths story will attract families considering adoption, people raising or teaching children with special needs, caregivers, and those grieving the loss of a loved one, ministering to people with disabilities, or striving to serve God despite their own wounded hearts and broken dreams. Features: • Includes a Readers Guide at the end of the book for each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection. • An eight-page insert with personal photos will be included. • All personal proceeds from this book benefit an African missions organization. Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning journalist with two decades of published writing experience. She is also a contributing writer for Motherlode, a popular column of the New York Times. She began reporting for The Times Record, a daily newspaper in Brunswick, Maine, and spent the following eight years corresponding for The Boston Globe. Most recently she has written for Harvard University. She has regular columns with The Portland Press Herald, Maines largest newspaper and Down East magazine.
Categories: Religion

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

"Don't go into my kitchen without permission." — Miguel pinero, short Eyes, p. 1 25, 1 975 3 in pool, the end of the table where the cue ball is placed at the start of the game us, 7990 Technically, it is the area between the head ...

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415371827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1104

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Includes words and phrases from United States history and from such current subcultures as technology and the Internet, the media, recent immigrants, and fashion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Country Life

Country Life

Kitchen Table Lingo NFU has defended farmers after ( Virgin , £ 7.99 ) , with a foreword wildlife minister Huw Irranca- by Melvyn Bragg and contriDavies called for renewed action butions from Philip Pullman on farmland birds .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132698981

Category: Country life

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Divine Daughters

Divine Daughters

I was thirty-two and sitting with Momma at her kitchen table. In the lingo of improv, the kitchen table is one. One — the first beat in a measure, the tonic of a musical scale — is the beginning of the rhythmic pattern and melodic ...

Author: Rachel L. Bagby

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 0062514261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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The author relates her life experiences to explore the connection between self-expression and personal power and calls on women to reclaim their voices and respect their passions
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Old Riot New Ranger

Old Riot  New Ranger

Failing to comply with his order to open the front door, Allee's boot served as a key—in police lingo—it was a “dynamic entry.” Inside, sitting at a Spartan kitchen table with their hands underneath and hidden from view were the placid ...

Author: Bob Alexander

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417401

Category: History

Page: 544

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Award-winning author Bob Alexander presents a biography of 20th-century Ranger Captain Jack Dean, who holds the distinction of being one of only five men to serve in both the Officer’s Corps of the Rangers and also as a President-appointed United States Marshal. Jack Dean’s service in Texas Ranger history occurred at a time when the institution was undergoing a philosophical revamping and restructuring, all hastened by America’s Civil Rights Movement, landmark decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court, zooming advances in forensic technology, and focused efforts designed to diversify and professionalize the Rangers. His job choice caused him to circulate in the duplicitous underworld of dishonesty and criminality where twisted self-interest overrode compliance with societal norms. His biography is packed with true-crime calamities: double murders, single murders, negligent homicides, suicides, jailbreaks, manhunts, armed robberies and home invasions, kidnappings, public corruption, sexual assaults, illicit gambling, car-theft rings, dope smuggling, and arms trafficking.
Categories: History