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 and Wonderful

Author: Michael Benton
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 9781932333602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the strangest dinosaurs, providing color illustrations and details on their physical characteristics, geographic areas, time periods, diets, and why they looked so odd.

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.

Weird Wonderful

Author: Michele Lamar Richards
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 0999361309
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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL is an odd love story about an even odder pair who meet under darkly serendipitous events. As fate would have it there is truly somebody for everyone. A long short story of love in the millennial ages.

Weird and Wonderful

Author: Tanya Luther Agarwal
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179932516
Format: PDF
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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.

Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199886036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

A Fresh Look at American English

Author: Wallace L. Goldstein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595182496
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Wings of the Weird Wonderful

Author: Eric Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781902109169
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Eric 'Winkle' Brown, the former Chief Naval Test Pilot and Commanding Officer of the renowned Aerodynamics Flight at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having flown more types of aircraft than any other pilot in the world. The ground rules for this assessment were that only pilot-in-command flights should count, and that marks or variants of a basic type of aircraft were not included. This remarkable record is reflected in the fact that Captain Brown is both the most decorated Fleet Air Arm and British test pilot. The variety of aircraft he has flown is incredible, and though his test and naval flying writings are already internationally known, he now has opened up pages of his flying log books to reveal some of the more unusual types in his unique experience, and to relate their virtues or vices. From the infamous Mitsubishi Zero-Sen and U.S. Navy's piston-engine Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat to the post-war swept-wing de Havilland Swallow. From the North American Savage designed to take off from an aircraft carrier with a nuclear bomb to the Supermarine Attacker, Eric 'Winkle' Brown has tested their qualities and takes the reader into the cockpits of those exciting aircraft to thrill to the joys and hazards of flying both weird and wonderful aircraft with one of the greatest of all pilots.