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978-1-55972-233-9 / 1559722339

Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words

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Publisher:Carol Publishing

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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About the book:

First it must be known that all 6000 weird words lovingly compiled by Mrs. Byrne are "real" English words, legitimized by at least one major dictionary. That said, the inclusions are delightfully ludicrous, unfailingly obscure and often sadly missing from common parlance. The English language seems the poorer without "furfuraceous" (covered with dandruff), "omphaloskepsis" (meditation while gazing at one's navel) or "blabagogy" (a criminal environment). It's the most addictively interesting dictionary imaginable.

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