The Wonderful World of Words

The Wonderful World of Words

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Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles? From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers, The Wonderful World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language. For anyone interested in a humorous look at the world of language.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books, London : 2017
ISBN: 9781782437666
Branch Call Number: ANF 808.87 SYMO
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: There are tittles in this title

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LoganLib_Erin Jan 07, 2018

My favourite chapter (although very short) was a list of words that have been retired from the dictionary but should make a comeback. For example;

Scurryfunge: 'A hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time he/she knocks on the door.'


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LoganLib_Erin Jan 07, 2018

My favourite chapter (although very short) was a list of words that have been retired from the dictionary but should make a comeback. For example;

Scurryfunge: 'A hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time he/she knocks on the door.'

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