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A Word for Every Day of the Year

by Steven Poole

A Word for Every Day of the Year Synopsis

A weird and wonderful word and its meaning for every day of the year. 'A lexicological delight' Professor David Crystal Who knew that to dringle is to 'waste time in a lazy lingering manner'? Or that a sudden happy ending could be termed a eucotastrophe? Looking for an alternative word to 'bullshit'? Then try taradiddle. A Word for Every Day of the Year is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary. Each day offers a rare and remarkable word with its history and definition and occasionally a challenge to include it in our lives.

A Word for Every Day of the Year Press Reviews

a lexicological delight -- Professor David Crystal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787478572
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Steven Poole
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Language: history & general works, Trivia & quiz question books,

About Steven Poole

Steven Poole is the author of the books Rethink, Unspeak, Trigger Happy, You Aren't What You Eat, Trigger Happy 2.0, and Who Touched Base In My Thought Shower and is a columnist, cultural critic, and broadcaster. He writes a language column in the Guardian and made a web-documentary series on Unspeak. He writes essays and reviews for the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and many other places.

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