Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words [The]

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1st Edition

David R. Godine, paperback, 210 x 140 mm. 112pp Illustrated. 4th printing 2006.
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A dictionary for those who perceive a difference, a handbook for Superior Persons who love words.

Yes, the new millennium brought with it the long-awaited third volume in the series of cult word books devoted exclusively to the service of Superior People. It's all here; a picturesque panoply of words that neither you nor anyone else has ever heard of, plus advice on using them in ways that will confound your friends and irritate your enemies beyond all measure. Bowler provides you not only with an expanded arsenal of words themselves, but also a genuine sense of the words and how to toss them off with devastating effect. And there's even more: anecdotes of eccentric scholars, great mistakes of the rich and famous, idiotic concepts, and further oddities and curiosities of the so-called intellectual life.

Yes, friends, it is all here; over 250 new and sonifacient words that will (for those of you new to the genre) equip you with new and better verbal weapons with which to verbigerate your friends and golgonize your enemies. Words that will, so to speak, that give the reader a more finely tuned engine of the language they speak, so that they may the more readily assert their linguistic superiority over their fellow travellers at the traffic stops of life.

'Nothing short of a brief dictionary for those who aspire to linguistic snobbery' - St. Petersburg Times

'A lexicon devoid of practical value but replete with entertaining possibilities ... Not for the faint of wit' - Publishers Weekly.


SKU 9781567921618
Barcode # 9781567921618
Brand Godine
Artist / Author Peter BOWLER

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