Weird and Wonderful Words, Hardback

Weird and Wonderful Words Hardback

Illustrated by Roz Chast


Weird and Wonderful Words is a pot-pourri, a gallimaufry, a salmagundi, a treasure trove of colourful, quirky, and unusual words.

Containing hundreds of definitions written in a clear and conversational style and full-page illustrations which offer a whimsical and hilarious view of our glorious language.

Amuse yourself and entertain your friends with your knowledge of who a snollygoster or a Funambulist may be, what a humdudgeon or a nubbingcheat was, or why you might want to engage in catopromancy. Appendices include a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots.

The perfect stocking filler and gift book, Weird and Wonderful Words is sure to be a favourite of logophiles (word lovers) everywhere.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, numerous cartoons
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Language: reference & general
  • ISBN: 9780195159059



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