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Weird and Wonderful Words free pdf 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 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.

About Erin McKean

Erin McKean (Senior Editor, US Dictionaries Program) is the editor of the language quarterly Verbatim. Roz Chast (cartoonist) is the staff cartoonist for the New Yorker and author of more than five cartoon books.

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Author : Erin McKean
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 28 November 2002
ISBN : 0195159055
EAN : 9780195159059
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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