Weird and Wonderful

Author: Andrea Stulman Dennett
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814718868
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A wondrous assortment of curiosities attracted the nineteenth-century spectator at the dime museum.

Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199886036
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Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, it contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots. Smart and funny and with just a touch of whimsy, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words is the perfect book for reading in your sitooterie with a bumbo in your hand while mavises sing in your ear.

Weird and Wonderful Words

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195159055
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Lists the meaning of hundreds of bizarre and unusual words and includes a guide to coining new words.

Weird Wonderful

Author: Welleran Poltarnees
Publisher: Green Tiger Press
ISBN: 9781595833853
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A collection of scenes from various childrens books.

Weird and Wonderful

Author: Elizabeth Laskey
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403449603
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Introduces some of the world's most unusual plants and animals, explains what they eat and how they live, and discusses how their unique characteristics help them survive.

A Fresh Look at American English

Author: Wallace L. Goldstein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595182496
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A delightful, easy-to-read book that discloses many of the mysteries of American English. The author reveals how and why the language is changing, how we acquire new words, and how we give meaningful signals by using pauses and stress when we speak. We learn why we use such terms as dilly-dally, hanky-panky, and willy-nilly, and recognize how we utilize animals, food, and parts of our body in expressing ourselves. The author amuses the reader with humorous language situations resulting from ambiguous sentences and words that confuse us. Although the book demonstrates that the English language is strange and illogical, it also emphasizes that it is flexible and remarkably efficient. The reader discovers that English is a dynamic and constantly changing language, and learns why it is the most popular means of communication in the world.

Secret Chicago A Guide to the Weird Wonderful and Obscure

Author: Jessica Mlinaric
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681060701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Embark on a scavenger hunt to the unknown and unusual corners of Chicago. This endlessly interesting city is home to tales as tall as our skyscrapers and secrets as deep as our pizzas. Explore a side of Chicago you’ve never seen, from a grave in a junkyard to a pool under the Loop. Discover where you can picnic on a nuclear pylon or snorkel a Lake Michigan shipwreck. Visit the site of the Western Hemisphere’s largest mass grave or run away to the circus in a church. Do you know where to find the birthplace of gospel music and a final resting place for Cubs fans? Surprises are hiding everywhere in Chicago, from a chapel atop a Loop skyscraper to an art gallery in a Beverly fieldhouse. From an energy vortex in Fulton Market to a salt cave in Portage Park, follow Secret Chicago across the city’s neighborhoods and into its little-known history. Find oddities and inspiration in Chicago’s uncommon sites, including hidden attractions, haunted locales, and unique landmarks. This guide delivers answers to questions around town that you didn’t even know you had and proves that when it comes to secrets, Chicago is second to none.

Weird and Wonderful

Author: Tanya Luther Agarwal
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179932516
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Learn about the strangest and oddest natural plants on earth—the world's tiniest plant to the world's biggest and heaviest flower, plants that grow in air, plants that eat insects…and many more.

Lizards

Author: Margery Facklam
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316087181
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With enthusiastic and accurate text blended with precise illustrations, this book describes 13 amazing lizards and delivers an in-depth look into their fascinating worlds, from their eating habits to the defense of their territory. Full color.