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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting Hardcover – September 3, 2019
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This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insult Generator, Drunk History, and Roald Dahl--and you delight in the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue--then you're the word lover this book was written for. Want to know what a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!
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- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; NO-VALUE edition (September 3, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399582673
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399582677
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.82 x 7.27 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just a notekin from your favorite minkin! Do not be a ninnyhammer, go forth and purchase this adorable, hardback book, which mayhap become your favorite read of 2021! So find your favorite snuggery, bring a drink (whether you be an aquabib or prefer a homerkin) while you read... And enjoy a prandicle while you're at it.
In the above written paragraph, I used ten of the words (the words are in bold) I discovered from my latest read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting by Joe Gillard. I highly recommend this book to other people who love words.
I love nonfiction, hardback books that can also double as coffee table books and feature unique topics, like words, or other unique topics!
The Little Book of Lost Words is a really quick read, well organized, and is also a fun book to read and share with others. It contains an introduction by the author, plus 88 words listed in alphabetical order. Each word has a pronunciation guide, what part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) it is, the origin of the word, definition of the word, and a sentence using the word.
Additionally, there is a classical looking painting positioned on the page opposite of each word listed in this book for interesting visual stimulation. The books ends with an acknowledgements section, art credits section and an 'about the author' blurb.
Do I have a favorite word I learned from The Little Book of Lost Words? No, there are too many words shared within this book for me to have a single favorite word.