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Annus Horribilis

Author : Mark Walker
ISBN : 9780752462592
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Carpe diem with this guide to the Latin language What do "quid pro quo" and "habeas corpus" mean? Why do plants have Latin names? Why do families, towns, countries, and even soccer teams have Latin mottoes? What do the Latin epitaphs in churches say? What are the words of Mozart's "Requiem?" These are just a few of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide to Latin for the layman. With wit and clear language, the Latin phrases and words that surround us and compose our contemporary vocabulary are exposed and decoded. Entertaining and informative, this study proves that Latin is anything but dead.

Annus Horribilis

Author : Ann Treneman
ISBN : NWU:35556040507618
Genre : Great Britain
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Formed in 1904, the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem was America’s first African American athletic club. Conrad Norman, its Jamaican-born founder, hoped to address rampant lung disease among blacks living in New York City’s overcrowded tenements by providing proper exercise facilities they could use without bias. The club’s basketball team, the Alpha Big Five, became nationally famous during the 1910s while sticking faithfully to the strictest amateur ideals. But the times were changing. The Alphas' version of pure sport for its own sake was threatened by other black fives with visions of play-for-pay, led by team owners like fellow Caribbean immigrant Robert Douglas. Which ideal would prevail? The future of basketball was at stake. The author is Claude Johnson, founder and C.E.O. of Black Fives, Inc. and BlackFives.com. The book includes a foreword by world renowned D.J., sneaker aficionado, publisher, voiceover artist, television personality, record label owner, writer, radio host, M.C, author, and film director Bobbito García. Also includes a Reader Discussion Guide at the end of the book.

Annus Horribilis

Author : Sam Jordison
ISBN : 0719524709
Genre : Culture & Institution
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Mistakes, mishaps, cock-ups - they just aren't given the recognition they deserve. They make life interesting and human beings (some more than others) have a genuine flair for them. So why does history only record the world's dull and worthy achievements? Annus Horribilis sets the record straight by celebrating good old-fashioned failures. From the man whose spectacular escape from prison was spoiled when he was eaten by a crocodile to the husband who choked to death on his own wife, via several exploding whales, numerous celebrity meltdowns and countless predictions that proved to be wholly inaccurate, Annus Horribilis proves once and for all, that there's no success like failure.

Faux Pas

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781408150108
Genre : Reference
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If you have ever been bamboozled by the use of a foreign word or phrase, or simply want to spice up your vocabulary with some well-chosen bons mots, then this is the book for you. Thousands of foreign words and phrases have been absorbed into the language and are currently used in English, from the everyday (macho, tete-a-tete, spaghetti) to the relatively obscure (ultra vires, auto-da-fe). Faux Pas focuses on familiar terms and expressions as well as those that are new, curious or amusing. Each expression is 'translated', with an indication of its language of origin and pronunciation, a comment on its usefulness and a Pretentiousness Index.

Translating Cultures

Author : David Katan
ISBN : 9781317639947
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As the 21st century gets into stride so does the call for a discipline combining culture and translation. This second edition of Translating Cultures retains its original aim of putting some rigour and coherence into these fashionable words and lays the foundation for such a discipline. This edition has not only been thoroughly revised, but it has also been expanded. In particular, a new chapter has been added which focuses specifically on training translators for translational and intercultural competencies. The core of the book provides a model for teaching culture to translators, interpreters and other mediators. It introduces the reader to current understanding about culture and aims to raise awareness of the fundamental role of culture in constructing, perceiving and translating reality. Culture is perceived throughout as a system for orienting experience, and a basic presupposition is that the organization of experience is not 'reality', but rather a simplified model and a 'distortion' which varies from culture to culture. Each culture acts as a frame within which external signs or 'reality' are interpreted. The approach is interdisciplinary, taking ideas from contemporary translation theory, anthropology, Bateson's logical typing and metamessage theories, Bandler and Grinder's NLP meta-model theory, and Hallidayan functional grammar. Authentic texts and translations are offered to illustrate the various strategies that a cultural mediator can adopt in order to make the different cultural frames he or she is mediating between more explicit.

Annus Horribilis

Author : David Klaver
ISBN : 1633820734
Genre : Fiction
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Alkmaar, May 1944. Fourteen-year-old Victor Stikvoort hid in the attic after his father told someone to go into hiding. A few days later, the Germans came to raid their house, but no one was found there, not even when they searched the attic. The question then remains: Was the family hiding someone in the house, or not? David Klaver (Alkmaar, 1970) began working on the novel after completing his training as an advertising designer and becoming a freelance illustrator for a regional newspaper. This novel is his debut.

Transforming The Mainline Church

Author : Robert A. Chesnut
ISBN : 066450101X
Genre : Religion
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In Transforming the Mainline Church, Robert Chesnut provides valuable lessons for inner-city churches. He urges congregations to be more open to diversity, to emphasize the arts and music, to support entrepreneurial leadership, and to move beyond denominational concerns to an approach that responds to the religious hungers of a new generation.

Queen Elizabeth Ii And The Royal Family

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241245354
Genre : History
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A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who is set to become the longest reigning British monarch, and a celebration of the British royal family. The Queen and the Royal Family is a stunning visual guide to the Queen, from her childhood to today. Telling the story of the House of Windsor, including events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry, right up to the birth of William and Kate's second child, this is the complete guide to the world's most famous royal family. Includes the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne, this is the perfect ebook for anyone who loves the Queen and royal family, or is interested in the history of the British monarchy.

After The Annus Horribilis

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : OCLC:1073209184
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The Queen And Di

Author : Ingrid Seward
ISBN : 1559705612
Genre : History
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A behind-the-gates journey into Buckingham, Balmoral, and Sandringham palaces reveals how the royals really live, including a portrait of the queen and Princess Diana that illustrates a relationship unlike that of popular belief.

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