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A Dictionary of Linguistic Absurdities [Kindle Edition]

Chamber Proof
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Book Description

Edited by Professor Darren Rimmer, BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, pH, DipEng, DipThong, STD (cured). Bernard Manning chair of Neologism and Applied Hermeneutics, City University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Enjoy is the wrong word for this book, but the editor hopes you take something from it, even if it’s only a whole bunch of new things to be prejudiced about. The bastard offspring of Roger’s Profanosaurus and The Meaning of Liff (although endorsed by neither of those esteemed publications, which would no doubt distance themselves from it faster than Usain Bolt on banned substances), A Dictionary of Linguistic Absurdities is a ghastly little piece of unpleasantness brought to you by an academic research team which would just as soon burn it in front of a grateful and relieved populace. The public, however, has a right to know, as the News of the World once said, and look what happened to them.

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  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 145 pages
  • Publisher: ChamberProof; First Edition edition (October 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Need a DTB for the Reading Room November 15, 2012
By 4Nbahu
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This is a book of words and their definitions. Not your usual everyday common words. Interesting words like kniddle, ardfast, botum, and mip, to just list a few.

The words cover a multitude of topics, some of them on the crass or vulgar side (actually most of them). I found the words and definitions to be humorous and some made me laugh out loud.

I have to admit that I haven't been able to finish all of it, as it is a bit like reading a dictionary. Which is why I would have loved having a DTB for the reading room. These would be just the thing to .....never mind the book made my mind go to bathroom humor...

If you love word play this is a gem of a book.

I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up midway through the letter "C" January 11, 2014
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How to describe "A Dictionary of Linguistic Absurdities"? Imagine if you took Rich Hall's "Sniglets" or Douglas Adams' "The Meaning of Liff" ... and then stripped out everything even mildly humorous or imaginative. Then you'd have this book. It's mean-spirited, juvenile and devoid of intelligence. Don't waste your time or your money on it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I didn't find it useful March 11, 2013
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It really isn't what I expected...
You can go to the Urban Dictionary on line, it is more useful, has more entries and is more entertaining.
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