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Fighting talk : boxing and the modern lexicon, Bob Jones

Label
Fighting talk : boxing and the modern lexicon
Title
Fighting talk
Title remainder
boxing and the modern lexicon
Statement of responsibility
Bob Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch?' How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has been 'Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficiando Sir Robert Bob Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time in the last century. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knock out."--Publisher
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
422
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Fighting talk : boxing and the modern lexicon, Bob Jones
Label
Fighting talk : boxing and the modern lexicon, Bob Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
New Zealand author
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Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time in the last century. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knock out
Control code
14844976
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
559 pages
Isbn
9781775534389
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1827896
  • (NLNZils)1600866

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