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
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.''