Dickson'S Word Treasury: A Connoisseur'S Collection Of Old And New, Weird And Wonderful, Useful And Outlandish Words
Wiley

Dickson'S Word Treasury: A Connoisseur'S Collection Of Old And New, Weird And Wonderful, Useful And Outlandish Words

  • Publish Date: 1992-03-29
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Paul Dickson

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Will appeal to anyone who enjoys language or who wants to learn new and interesting words. Includes 58 collections of words, from Acronyms to Written Words. There is a wealth of new material, including brand new sections on ``animalisms'' (e.g., ``bullpen,'' ``catnap,'' ``as the crow flies,'' and more); words stemming from family folklore; a glossary for decoding journalese; colorful and intriguing slogans; a behind-the-scenes look at how dictionaries are researched and prepared. Includes the Guiness Book of World Records collection of over 2,000 synonyms for the word ``drunk.''


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