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There's a Word for It!: A Grandiloquent Guide to Life

Elster, Charles Harringto

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ISBN 10: 0671778587 / ISBN 13: 9780671778583
Verlag: Gallery Books, 1997
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Softcover
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Titel: There's a Word for It!: A Grandiloquent ...

Verlag: Gallery Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Fine

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Warning: This is not simply another book about obscure English words. Instead, it's an open-armed invitation to go on a mischievous, quirky, madcap expedition through the depths of our unabridged dictionaries, where you will learn about all the exceptional words you never knew you needed to know to live a fuller, more verbally enriched life. Consider that without realizing it we may have engaged in acokoinonia (sex without passion or desire), been bored to tears by the company of a philodox (someone in love with his or her own opinions), or suffered from recurrent matutolypea (getting up on the wrong side of the bed). There's a Word for It! will help you plug gaping holes in your vocabulary and apply vibrant color to the blank spots in your picture of the world. The book also contains a dazzling selection of light verse by such famous (and fabulous) scribes as Hogden Gnash, Anais Numb, and G. B. Pshaw. Get ready to dig into this delectable lexical feast, served up by the language connoisseur William Safire calls "ek-STROR-di-ner-ee."

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If you are a logophile with cacoëthes scribendi, but your stomach simply wambles when you can't find the perfect word, perendinate no more. Logogogue Charles Harrington Elster, clearly an aristophren, has a cure for logolepts in this compendium of grandisonant scholasms, which are both aureate and inkhorn. If fear of altiloquence gives you graphospasm or makes you spartle, don't croosle. Just remember: sophrosyne is recommended. (Translation: If you are a word lover with an incurable itch to write, but your stomach simply rumbles when you can't find the perfect word, delay no more. Word leader Charles Harrington Elster, clearly a person with a superior intellect, has a cure for people who have seizures about words in this compendium of great-sounding learned words, which are both florid and pedantic. If fear of pomposity gives you writer's cramp or makes you flail about, don't whimper. Just remember: wise moderation is recommended.)

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