Book Review – Romps, Tots and Boffins by Robert Hutton
Romps, Tots and Boffins: The Strange Language of News by Robert Hutton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A really interesting commentary/dictionary on the language used by journalists. Well worth reading. The chapters are themed, e.g. Politics, Sex, Death etc. and after a little introductory bit there are then a set of definitions for each of the terms. As well as being informative there is also a sense of humour to it and several of the entries made me chuckle out loud as I read them.
Definitely worth a read if you have an interest in language.
Leave a comment