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The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot
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Language: English More Info: Paperback, 288 pages
Date of Publication: August 17th 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1994) Author/Writer:
Book Tags: Reference Original Book Title: The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

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We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear.

This book is an effort to s We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear.

This book is an effort to save some of those words applicable to everyday life and countless word games from extinction. The resultant treasure trove of exotic verbal creatures is an indispensable resource for every lover of language.

A selection:
egrutten: having a face swollen from weeping
numquid: an inquisitive person
sardoodledum: drama that is contrived, stagy, or unrealistic
mimp: to purse one's lips

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