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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.
|Publication date:||3rd October 2019|
|Categories:||Language: history & general works, Trivia & quiz question books,|
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.More About Steven Poole