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The Word Museum By Jeffrey Kacirk

The Word Museum
by Jeffrey Kacirk

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A witty and whimsical A to Z gallery of entertaining vintage expressions from the English language.
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The Word Museum Summary


The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffrey Kacirk

As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. The WORD MUSEUM is a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse nto the past. With its beguiling period illustrations, THE WORD MUSEUM ranges from engaging titbits of everyday life to the extraordinary. This fascinating new book differs from a dictionary in that most of its entries are unfamiliar, and even the familiar looking ones are rich with unexpected twists.

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The Word Museum Reviews


Richard Lederer author of Crazy English Through the wabe of The Word Museum gyre and gimble some of the most abracadabrant creations of our word-bethumped English language. You'll be a more verbivorous human being after you take this tour.
Barbara Wallraff author of Word Court What fun The Word Museum is. It is a bouffage -- an absolute yeepsen -- for word-peckers, and that's no scaum.
Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays authors of The Language of Names It's an absolutely delicious book, a ten-course banquet for anyone with an appetite for words, dictionary games, and just plain fun.

About Jeffrey Kacirk


Jeffrey Kacirk is the author of Forgotten English, The Word Museum, and Altered English, as well as a daily calendar based on Forgotten English. He can be found on the web at www.forgottenenglish.com and lives in Marin County, California.

Additional information

GOR001956989
The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffrey Kacirk
Jeffrey Kacirk
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2000-09-01
240
0684857618
9780684857619
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.