Weird And Wonderful Words

Weird And Wonderful Words

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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 ourglorious 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 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press,� Melbourne : 2002
ISBN: 9780195159059
0195159055
Branch Call Number: ANF 423.1 WEIR
Characteristics: 132 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: McKean, Erin

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