A Dictionary of Cambridge


Title: Paperback
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From Absit to Yard of Butter, here are over 500 words, terms and nicknames defined and explained that are associated with the University and City of Cambridge, ‘Town’ as well as ‘Gown’. The book is a comprehensive guide to the sometimes bewildering academic terminology that has developed over the centuries; to the student slang of past and present for drinking and sport; and to the range of cultural festivals open to everybody to enjoy. Here readers will learn what clunch is; why a May Ball takes place in June; and why the river has two names, the Cam and the Granta. Cambridge eccentrics and characters like Thomas Hobson and Snowy Farr; and learn what University scientists have contributed to the English language: scientist itself a Cambridge word.


Publisher - Blue Ocean Publishing

Author(s) - Katie Wales


Published Date -

ISBN - 9781907527395

Dimensions - 19.7 x 13.2 x 0.7 cm

Page Count - 121

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