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This review is from: Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers (Paperback)
This is an entertaining book. It adds a little color to learning new words. I disagree with the author's use of the word "experimentally" as a baseline comparison for determining rarity. As an engineer, I admit bias; however, my utilization of "experimentally" goes back to high school science labs. Otherwise, a good book. Note that the author does ramble a lot about his personal opinions; there is a subsection under each titled "why I like the word." I can see why some might object to it; however, it can serve as another means to remember a new word, which is, after all, the reason someone should be reading Endangered Words.