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In a Word Paperback – April 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0440503583 ISBN-10: 0440503582 Edition: First Printing

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Laurel; First Printing edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440503582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440503583
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,355,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hardly a dictionary, except for its alphabetical arrangement, this compilation of made-up words is engrossing and fun. Many are eponymous words ( bork , keat , macgyver ), apt but likely to become dated. Some alterations of known words make sense ( macho becomes facho and gacho for females and gays, respectively, and longage equates with shortage ). Some words are simply puns (stand-up musicians feel pianist envy after a long concert, or money-making poetry is bank verse ). By far the largest number of entries blend words ( ad lift , blandiose , ignoramorus , sexistence ). The 800-plus entries come from mostly writers and a few media stars, which sets this book apart from the old snigglets compilations. Cute but insubstantial.
- Kitty Chen Dean, Nassau Coll., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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