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Is That A Word

Pub Date : 2012-07-13 | Author : David Bukszpan | Publisher : Chronicle Books

ISBN 10 : 9781452116105
ISBN 13 : 1452116105

Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but ..


Is That A Word

Pub Date : 2012-09-19 | Author : David Bukszpan | Publisher : Chronicle Books

ISBN 10 : 9781452108247
ISBN 13 : 1452108242

Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but ..


All In A Word

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Vivian Cook | Publisher : Melville House

ISBN 10 : 9781935554226
ISBN 13 : 1935554220

Looks at the way one learns words as a child and offers an explanation of the ways words come into being and how they are discarded...


That Should Be A Word

Pub Date : 2015-04-07 | Author : Lizzie Skurnick | Publisher : Workman Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9780761182689
ISBN 13 : 0761182683

A whimsical compendium of creative neologisms for surviving the perils of modern life, derived from the popular New York Times Magazine feature, is complemented by tongue-in-cheek ..


In A Word

Pub Date : 1992-04-01 | Author : Jack Hitt | Publisher : Laurel

ISBN 10 : 0440503582
ISBN 13 : 9780440503583

Offers an assortment of words suggested by writers, physicians, musicians, and more, which aren't currently in the English vocabulary, and provides their origin and usage in sample..


Word Freak

Pub Date : 2001-07-07 | Author : Stefan Fatsis | Publisher : HMH

ISBN 10 : 9780547524313
ISBN 13 : 0547524315

This “marvelously absorbing” book is “a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect” (San Jose Mercury News). Stefan ..


Word By Word

Pub Date : 2017-03-14 | Author : Kory Stamper | Publisher : Pantheon

ISBN 10 : 9781101870952
ISBN 13 : 1101870958

Do you have strong feelings about the word “irregardless”? Have you ever tried to define the word “is”? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining..