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A Word for Every Day of the Year

Steven Poole

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Quercus
27 October 2020
Language: history & general works; linguistics; Trivia & quiz question books
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.
By:   Steven Poole
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   294g
ISBN:   9781787478589
ISBN 10:   1787478580
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
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


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