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ISBN-13: 978-0195172829
ISBN-10: 0195172825
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Orin Hargraves, a noted lexicographer, is also the author of Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions: Making Sense of Transatlantic English.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 29, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195172825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195172829
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,455,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Orin Hargraves was born in Denver and grew up in Creede, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Chicago (BA with Honors) in 1977. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco in the 1980s. He is the author of three guidebooks in the Culture Shock! series: Morocco, London, and Chicago. He began his career in lexicography while living in London in the early 1990s. He has since written numerous articles and books about language, as well as contributing to dozens of dictionaries from publishers internationally. At present he lives in Niwot, Colorado and conducts research at CU-Boulder in linguistics and natural language processing. He is past president of the Dictionary Society of North America. He writes the monthly "Language Lounge" column for

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Juliette Carson on April 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book because I am a dedicated wordlover, and new dictionaries don't come out often enough for me! I didn't read this straight through (who would) but I did look through most of it, and I found a lot of great words! For instance, I am an "adultescent!"
The definitions are easy to understand and the citations from actual magazines and newspapers are great.
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By electronic shopper on June 17, 2015
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Nice dictionary of new words
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