A Word a Day

by Anu Garg et al

Paperback / softback

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Offers 250 words from the founders of the world's No 1 word-lovers' Web site. This collection of English words is useful for writers, scholars, and crossword puzzlers. It is organized around weekly themes, and offers readers a different word for each day of the week in various categories.
ReferenceWord Lists
John Wiley & Sons Inc
A Word a Day
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12 November 2002
  1. LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
  2. LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Alphabets & Writing Systems
  3. linguistics
  4. English
  5. English language
  6. Etymology
  7. Vocabulary
  8. Encyclopedias & General Reference
  9. ANF:Languages
  10. ANF: Languages
This is a romp through more than 250 obscure, abstruse, wacky, and wonderful words from the founders of the world's no. 1 word-lovers' Web site. Written by the founders of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site and daily e-mail (500,000 subscribers, worldwide), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words is a must-have for writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. Like their e-mails, the book is organized around weekly themes and offers readers a different word for each day of the week in categories ranging from "Portmanteaux" to "Words That Make Spell-Checker Ineffective." Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, and many entries feature fascinating and amusing commentaries by A.W.A.D. subscribers and the authors. Representing fifty-five weeks worth of words, the 273 words compiled in "A Word A Day" includes some of the most popular weekly themes that have appeared on the Web site since its founding in 1994.
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Paperback / softback
  1. Professional and scholarly
  1. Anu Garg
  2. Suti Garg

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