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The Little Book of Lost Words - by Joe Gillard (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Sub-Genre: Language Arts

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Joe Gillard

Language: English

TCIN: 76458883
UPC: 9780399582677
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6487

Description

The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.

This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insult Generator, Drunk History, and Roald Dahl--and you delight in 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 a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!

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