A Word a Day

by Anu Garg et al

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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.
Categories
ReferenceWord Lists
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN
9780471230328
Title
A Word a Day
Country
USA
Year
2002
Width (mm)
133
Date of Publication
12 November 2002
Subjects
  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
ISBN-13
9780471230328
Blurb
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.
Height (mm)
219
Country of Publication
GB
Number of Pages
224
Barcode
9780471230328
Binding
Paperback / softback
Audiences
  1. Professional and scholarly
BISAC
REF025000
Authors
  1. Anu Garg
  2. Suti Garg

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