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Little Book of Lost Words, The: Collywobbles, snollygosters & 86 other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting


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  • Little Book of Lost Words, The: Collywobbles, snollygosters & 86 other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting 
    Title: Little Book of Lost Words, The: Collywobbles, snollygosters & 86 other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting
    Author: GILLARD JOE
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 15/10/2019
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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!

    ISBN: 9781760876852
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