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Weird and wonderful words

Author: Erin McKean; Roz Chast
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lists the meaning of hundreds of bizarre and unusual words and includes a guide to coining new words.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin McKean; Roz Chast
ISBN: 0195159055 9780195159059
OCLC Number: 52468023
Description: xi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: edited by Erin McKean ; illustrations by Roz Chast ; with a foreword by Simon Winchester.
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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  Read more...

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