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Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

by Edited by Erin McKean
£8.99   paperback  Oxford University Press (2007)

Totally Weird and Wonderful Words by Edited by Erin McKean Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggers as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. Tie your tongue in knots trying to say such sesquipedalian words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words.
 
Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colourful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essyas, with over 150 words new to this edition.
 
Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots.
 
Smart and funny and with just a touch of whimsy, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words is the perfect book for readng in your sitooterie with a bumbo in your hand while mavises sing in your ear.

ISBN 13: 9780195312126 | ISBN 10: 0195312120