The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Ultracrepidarian and Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting (HB)

Author(s): Joe Gillard

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 An A-Z collection of some of the most unique words in history, this delightful book deals with surprisingly modern issues - such as sleeping in and procrastination - proving that while our language may change, humans do not!

The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term ready for modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for your favourite cosy space (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a youth who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insults Generator, Drunk History and Roald Dahl - and if you enjoy the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue - then you're the word-lover this book was written for.

Want to know what it is to groke or to latibulate? Read this book!

$22.99(NZD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781760876852
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : June 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joe Gillard
  • : Hardback
  • : 1910
  • : English
  • : 428.1
  • : 4 Non Fiction
  • : 192