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The Little Book of Lost Words

Collywobbles, Ultracrepidarian and Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

Joe Gillard

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Allen & Unwin
15 October 2019
An A-Z collection of some of the most unique words in history, this delightful book deals with surprisingly modern issues - such as sleeping in and procrastination - proving that while our language may change, humans do not!

The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term ready for modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for your favourite cosy space (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a youth who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insults Generator, Drunk History and Roald Dahl - and if you enjoy 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 it is to groke or to latibulate? Read this book!
By:   Joe Gillard
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 127mm, 
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781760876852
ISBN 10:   1760876852
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JOE GILLARD is the founder of History Hustle, a digital publication for history fans.

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