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History with the nasty bits left in!Wicked Words tells you some fascinating and funny facts about the incredible English language and its horrible history, from the first word ever to dreadful dictionaries and sleazy slang. Want to know:• how to be very rude... without anybody knowing?• some murky Medieval jokes?• what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or jobbeHistory with the nasty bits left in!Wicked Words tells you some fascinating and funny facts about the incredible English language and its horrible history, from the first word ever to dreadful dictionaries and sleazy slang. Want to know:• how to be very rude... without anybody knowing?• some murky Medieval jokes?• what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or jobbernowl?Read on for some potty proverbs, wacky word games, ridiculous writers and rotten riddles. Ever suffered a spelling test or grappled with grammar? Get your revenge with some really wicked words - even English teachers will be speechless!History has never been so horrible!...

Title : Wicked Words
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ISBN : 9780590542579
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Wicked Words Reviews

  • Sienna
    2019-02-22 09:32

    To be honest, this wasn't the best Horrible Histories book that I have read, but it was still good. It was more of an on-and-off read rather then a sit-down-and-read read. (That makes no sense but you get what I mean). 3.5 stars.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2019-02-23 06:55

    Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant. They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children

  • Alina Cătărău
    2019-03-24 04:36

    Though I’m no stranger to the English language, I was still curious to read what Terry Deary had to say about it, the origins of some of its words and the great writers who influenced and changed its shape for ever. As you already know from the title, today I’m going to review Terry Deary’s Wicked Words, the third Horrible Histories book I’ve read this year.In the Introduction, we are told that words are power and they can hurt as deep as a sword. But, In order to gain this power and learn how to use it, we have to read this book. So, the purpose of this short volume is to make the young readers be both accustomed to and entertained by the English language and its secrets. Before the timeline, there’s a chapter dedicated to prehistoric times, the first language humans spoke (which made the difference between our survival and extinction) and what archaeological findings reveal about this topic. The Horrible Histories timeline for the English language stretches from Rome’s rule over Britain to the 20th century. But it also includes Gutenberg’s printing press, two of the most influential English writers and Dr Samuel Johnson’s English dictionary.http://alinasbookishhideout.com/revie...

  • Nayantara
    2019-03-04 08:28

    There is really no better way to get kids interested in history than by giving them a Terry Deary Horrible Histories! I loved these books as a kid and I love to collect them now. Deary's take on history is hilarious and interesting. It may not all be true but you definitely learn something!

  • Soobie can't sleep at night
    2019-03-20 01:27

    I don't know... Compared to other Horrible Histories I've read, this one was a bit disappointing. And I'm sad about it because I'm very interested in all things language. There is a bit about the history of English but also a bit about rhymes, riddles, etymology, euphemisms, onomatopoeia, word play... A mix of everything. Well, maybe there wasn't enough about the history of English.Then, I must admit it, maybe I don't get the English humor... Some of the jokes... I couldn't understand most of them. That was sad. I liked all the comis, though. Even if I didn't get the jokes.

  • Margaret
    2019-03-03 06:42

    I give it an O as in outstanding

  • Today We Did
    2019-03-08 02:26

    Today We DidLearn about the origins of the English language in this witty and engaging book from the Horrible Histories series.Horrible Histories makes learning history lots of fun, and Wicked Words is no exception. I enjoyed it from start to finish, and learnt quite a number of things along the way! It includes history of the development of English as a language, from when Romans ruled Britain through to modern times. It also explains various facets of the language. There is information about words borrowed from other languages, and about the idiosyncrasies that litter the English language. You can learn about onomatopoeia, euphemisms, riddles, slang, spelling, grammar and important people in the world of words, among many other things that make English the language it is today. There are plenty of jokes as well as some word games that could be fun to play. My kids thought the ‘knock, knock’ jokes were terrible, but they still laughed!Wicked Words is illustrated throughout with comic-like black and white drawings. These help to explain the text, while breaking it up and making it more light-hearted and fun to read. Some of these illustrations are very clever and funny.Full of facts and insights into the development of the English language, Wicked Words is a fascinating read for middle primary school students and up. I really enjoyed reading this book and felt that I learnt plenty about words in the process!

  • Carmen
    2019-02-24 04:51

    really helps people realize that words and language are living, ever changing. A part I found amusing was a section called History of the Language part 6 in which readers need to select the year a word was added to the language from America. Of course I knew that Shaskepeare had added many words to the language, but a fact I didn't know is that the bible of the time only had 8,000 different words in it and Shakespeare used over 18,000. Who knew?

  • Allyson
    2019-03-08 04:28

    Very cute little book. The origins of our everyday words are presented in an engaging and light-hearted way along with comical illustrations. Since it's written for kids in the UK, some of the slang was unfamiliar, but a long experience with Monty Python's Flying Circus helped a lot.

  • Iris Windmeijer
    2019-03-16 01:44

    This book is so much fun! It explains the English language in a very fun and engaging matter, challenging the reader to think along and play the word games.

  • Theodore Murphy
    2019-02-26 07:53

    A truly hilarious read. I learned about words and idioms and where they come from and it made me a laugh a lot. Brilliant!

  • Lester Cheng
    2019-03-17 09:52

    This was a good book to read, it was funny and informative. It helped me a lot to Language Arts.

  • Noah
    2019-02-24 05:31

    I learned a new word, the longest in the dictionary besides supercali..... 42 letters long! Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

  • Den.n38
    2019-03-07 01:41

    good books! If u want to learn some boring words from past.