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MANY A TRUE WORD

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What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? Sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker guide you through the richness of what we derive from French and German; then bristle at the words banned in the Daily Telegraph; laugh at the officialese of corporate and governmental writers; bone up on our use of language from one William Shakespeare (and the Bible) in our day-to-day talk; absorb Richard’s master classes on how to win at Scrabble with devastating ease, and how to complete cryptic crosswords with impressive alacrity; and test your linguistic agility by trying to answer the five questions which Google puts to job applicants.

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What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? Sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker guide you through the richness of what we derive from French and German; then bristle at the words banned in the Daily Telegraph; laugh at the officialese of corporate and governmental writers; bone up on our use of language from one William Shakespeare (and the Bible) in our day-to-day talk; absorb Richard’s master classes on how to win at Scrabble with devastating ease, and how to complete cryptic crosswords with impressive alacrity; and test your linguistic agility by trying to answer the five questions which Google puts to job applicants.

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