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The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

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We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear.

This book is an effort to save some of those words applicable to everyday life and countless word games from extinction. The resultant treasure trove of exotic verbal creatures is an indispensable resource for every lover of language.

A selection:
  • egrutten: having a face swollen from weeping
  • numquid: an inquisitive person
  • sardoodledum: drama that is contrived, stagy, or unrealistic
  • mimp: to purse one's lips
  • Synopsis:

    "Like animals, plants and book reviewers, words can become extinct, but Grambs is here to salvage the most missed of the lexical dinosaurs."--Patricia Holt,

    About the Author

    David Grambslives in New York City.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780393316063
    Author:
    Grambs, David
    Publisher:
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Reference
    Subject:
    Dictionaries
    Subject:
    Dictionaries and encyclopedias
    Subject:
    Dictionaries - General
    Subject:
    Reference - Dictionaries
    Publication Date:
    19970831
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    288
    Dimensions:
    8.3 x 5.6 x 0.8 in 0.6 lb

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    Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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