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Lost in Translation

The English language taken hostage at home and abroad

Chris Stone

Portico

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ISBN: 9781907554551

Price: £8.99

Publication date: 7 June 2012

Category: Humour

Lost in Translation is 140 wacky, weird and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused abroad and at home. Whether it’s dodgy grammar, bad spellings or just plain old terrible translations, Lost in Translation demonstrates how the world’s favourite language is treated when it goes on holiday.

From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordplay, this book will make you laugh out loud … and remind you to always use spellcheck!

Word count: 5,000

ABOUT THE Author

Chris Stone is a writer and editor with 15 years’ experience in publishing. He has commissioned and edited books on a huge array of subjects from U-boats to David Beckham; as an author he specialises in humour, pop culture and sport. His books include ‘The Ultimate Christmas Party Sprout’ and ‘Spliffigami: how to roll the 35 greatest joints of all time’. He lives in Kent.

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