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Totally weird and wonderful words

Autor Erin McKean; Roz Chast; Danny Shanahan; Richard Lederer; Simon Winchester
Vydavatel: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings  Přečíst více...
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Typ materiálu: Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Erin McKean; Roz Chast; Danny Shanahan; Richard Lederer; Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0195312120 9780195312126
OCLC číslo: 70060979
Popis: xxiii, 270 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Obsahy: Introduction to totally weird and wonderful words ---
Introduction to weird and wonderful words ---
Introduction to more weird and wonderful words ---
Foreword / by Simon Winchester ---
Foreword / by Richard Lederer ---
The A to Z of totally weird and wonderful words ---
How to create your own weird and wonderful words ---
Fidning new weird and wonderful words ---
The logophile's bibliography.
Odpovědnost: edited by Erin McKean ; illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan ; with forewords by Richard Lederer and Simon Winchester.
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Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words, a noted lexicographer presents hundreds of definitions, including two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Line illustrations.  Přečíst více...

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