A weird and wonderful word and its meaning for every day of the year.
Who knew that to dringle is to 'waste time in a lazy lingering manner'? Or that a sudden happy ending could be termed a eucotastrophe? Looking for an alternative word to 'bullshit'? Then try taradiddle.
A Word for Every Day of the Year is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary. Each day offers a rare and remarkable word with its history and definition and occasionally a challenge to include it in our lives.
Steven Poole Imprint: Quercus Country of Publication: United Kingdom Dimensions:
Weight: 294g ISBN: 9781787478589 ISBN 10: 1787478580 Pages: 384 Publication Date: 27 October 2020 Audience:
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Steven Poole is the author of Rethink, Unspeak, and other books. He writes the 'Word of the Week' column in the Guardian, and essays and reviews for many publications.
Reviews for A Word for Every Day of the Year
a lexicological delight -- Professor David Crystal