Sidharta Books & Print

Sidharta Books & Print

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Laurie Barber

Current Release

In this sequel to the popular My Word, Laurie Barber highlights some of the common and not-so-common words used as we mangle our language. He also gives some fascinating stories about how words have evolved.

  • Why did Humpty Dumpty fall off that wall?
  • The day the Methodists had an orgy.
  • Did Isabella wear the same underwear for three years?
  • A leadership role for Ngarla Kunoth of Jedda fame.
  • What was the controversy about condemn and contemn?
  • Jimmy Sharman’s link with refined young ladies.
  • Did Susan Boyle deserve the tag she was given?
  • The day that Australia led the world in the nerd stakes.
  • Who was the best crooner, Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo or
  • Robert Southey’s bull?
  • Jane Taylor’s effort with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
  • Was The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes the world’s worst movie?