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The book of word records : a look at some of the strangest, shortest, longest, and overall most remarkable words in the English language

Author: Asher Cantrell
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world's most noteworthy expressions and pronunciations-- with definitions and sample sentences for each award-winning word. Includes one-of-a-kind superlative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asher Cantrell
ISBN: 9781440563300 1440563306
OCLC Number: 821218372
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 271 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Twelve of the most popular passwords (and why they're awful) --
The fifteen longest words in the dictionary --
Words that just might win you a game of Scrabble --
Eleven of the longest books ever written --
The eight longest album titles ever --
The seven longest messages sent into space --
The fifteen longest one-syllable words in the English language --
The thirty grossest words in the English language --
The thirty prettiest words in the English language --
The four greatest historical contributors to the English language --
How a meme become the most popular word in the whole world --
Six gibberish-sounding sentences that are grammatically correct --
Ten everyday words that have no rhyme --
The most common words in the English language --
Three of the largest publications ever created --
Three of the smallest publications ever created --
The seven longest speeches ever given --
The five varieties of shortest stories ever written --
The five longest words in English that can be typed one-handed --
Twenty of the longest words without A, E, I, O, or U --
The five longest names in the world --
Ten of the craziest auto-antonyms in the English language --
The six longest song titles ever --
The five longest English palindromes --
The five longest sentences ever published --
The five longest brand names in the English language --
The eight longest made-up words in fiction --
The six best-selling novels of all time --
The five oldest curse words we still use --
The ten most common English names in movies.
Responsibility: Asher Cantrell.

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Whether you're a Scrabble champ looking to get a high score or just want to impress those around you, The Book of Word Records is sure to surprise even the most skilled wordsmith with its  Read more...

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