Is That a Word?
Win the admiration of the most voracious vocabulists by studying this encyclopedia of rare and record-breaking terms before the next night of word games! An essential companion for the lexicographically competitive, this guide by David Bukszpan and Chronicle Books inspires the intellectual with brief histories of each popular spelling puzzle, accompanied by tales of legendary logophiles and their high scores, the etymology behind uncommon terms, international playing tips, and wise strategies for a winning round. From imaginative interjections, acceptable two-letter terms, and consonant-free quips, to playable Shakespearean characters, tongue-twisting exotic animals, and unheard-of foreign phrases, this softcover manual is filled with expressions that dazzle in the official dictionaries but which you won’t hear uttered in everyday conversation. Whether you surprise a glossarian with a gift or add it to your own linguistic library, this clever compendium spells success!
Final Sale: This item cannot be returned or exchanged.
- Measures approximately 8.25 x 6.25 inches.
- 176 pages. Hardcover.