More Weird and Wonderful Words

More Weird and Wonderful Words Wouldn t you like to use proctomorph in your everyday conversation or at least feel as if you could How about singerie Or rememble Following the smash hit Weird and Wonderful Words editor Erin McKean

  • Title: More Weird and Wonderful Words
  • Author: Erin McKean
  • ISBN: 9780195170573
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wouldn t you like to use proctomorph in your everyday conversation or at least feel as if you could How about singerie Or rememble Following the smash hit Weird and Wonderful Words, editor Erin McKean has dug deeper into forgotten corners of the dictionary gathering both the most spectacular old and the most impressive new words The result is than four hundred pWouldn t you like to use proctomorph in your everyday conversation or at least feel as if you could How about singerie Or rememble Following the smash hit Weird and Wonderful Words, editor Erin McKean has dug deeper into forgotten corners of the dictionary gathering both the most spectacular old and the most impressive new words The result is than four hundred prime specimens with pronunciations , defined in a conversational style and perfect for adding to your own collection of favorites Guaranteed to amuse and astonish, accompanied by full page illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Danny Shanahan, these words will appeal to logophiles everywhere In addition to its wonderful offerings, the book also features a guide to finding new words, a guide to the best word websites, and an annotated bibliography of essential Oxford dictionaries More Weird and Wonderful Words anopisthograph something that has writing on only one side usually paper, although you could pedantically use this for things like t shirts or billboards Anopisthography is the practice of writing on only one side of something, a policy disdained by those who know how to make that 1 to 2 button on the copy machine work Opisthography is the practice of writing on both sides from Greek words that mean written on the back or cover mesonoxian of or related to midnight What are your mesonoxian plans sounds so much better on Dec 31 than Hey, whatcha doin tonight ichoglan a page waiting in the palace of the Sultan from Turkish words that mean interior and young man In this definition, waiting obviously means serving, but it s so much poetic to understand it as to stay in expectation of What is he waiting FOR Alas, the Sultan has fled, and we will never know.

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    1. Amusing little booklet full of amusing and (sometimes) useful words. It's eminently readable for a dictionary, focusing less on technical usage (e.g. it does not classify words according to adj, verb, noun, etc.) and more on meaning. The cartoons are geeky and get a little annoying, since most are just "hey look I put two or three huge words together" but I do like that they make it a little less dense. If a full-length dictionary were written like this, I would read it.A few favorites:Antonomas [...]


    2. The author classifies some of the weird words as obsolete and some as rare. Others are beyond classification. They are weird, of course -- so weird that you have to wonder when, if ever, you would use them.You could use a weird word in your writing, but you would have to define the word.The author points out that those magical winged green things from maple trees -- the things I, too, remember gluing to my nose as a kid -- have a name: schizocarps. Imagine that.The book might be useful to take o [...]


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