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Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

Totally Weird and Wonderful Words (Paperback)

Edited by McKean, Erin

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Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bi...zarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, it contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots. Smart and funny and with just a touch of whimsy, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words is the perfect book for reading in your sitooterie with a bumbo in your hand while mavises sing in your ear.
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ISBN 9780195312126
Released AU 1 Apr 2007
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780195312126
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Apr 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by McKean, Erin
Category Language & Linguistics
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 428.1
Weight 229g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vocabulary
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text General/trade