Weird and Wonderful Words Hardback
by Erin McKean
Illustrated by Roz Chast
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, numerous cartoons
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 28/11/2002
- Category: Language: reference & general
- ISBN: 9780195159059