Weird and Wonderful Words

$19.99

SKU: 9780195159059
Editor: McKean, Erin
Illustrator: Chast, Roz
Foreword by: Winchester, Simon
Publication Date: 10/24/2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Description

Weird and Wonderful Words is a pot-pourri, a gallimaufry, a salmagundi, a treasure trove of colourful, quirky, and unusual words. Containing hundreds of definitions written in a clear and conversational style and full-page illustrations which offer a whimsical and hilarious view of our glorious language. Amuse yourself and entertain your friends with your knowledge of who a snollygoster or a Funambulist may be, what a humdudgeon or a nubbingcheat was, or why you might want to engage in catopromancy. Appendices include a bibliography of Oxford’s dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots. The perfect stocking filler and gift book, Weird and Wonderful Words is sure to be a favourite of logophiles (word lovers) everywhere.