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More weird and wonderful words

Author: Erin McKean; Danny Shanahan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"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 more 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, these  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erin McKean; Danny Shanahan
ISBN: 0195170571 9780195170573
OCLC Number: 52341441
Description: xiii, 130 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Finding New Weird and Wonderful Words 118 --
A Webliography of Weird and Wonderful Word Sites 123 --
The Logophile's Bibliography 127.
Responsibility: edited by Erin McKean ; illustrations by Danny Shanahan ; with a foreword by Richard Lederer.
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This title digs deep into forgotten corners of the dictionary, gathering both the most spectacular old and the most impressive new words. The result is more than 400 prime specimens with  Read more...

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"McKean, senior editor for the Oxford University Press North American Dictionary Project, has gleaned some fascinating words for our enjoyment....A welcome addition."--Library JournalLexicographer Read more...

 
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