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The superior person"s second book of weird and wondrous words

by Peter Bowler

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Published by D.R. Godine in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vocabulary.,
  • English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter Bowler ; illustrated by Ron Bell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1449 .B636 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 111 p. :
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1706346M
    ISBN 10087923928X
    LC Control Number92007750

    (Source: The Superior Person’s Second Book of Weird & Wondrous Words) 3 Cardialgia (noun) This sounds as if you’re about to have a heart attack right on the spot. Relax, it only means mild indigestion. But your co-workers don’t know that. (Source: The Superior Person’s Book of Words.   The above-mentioned term, according to Peter Bowler’s book The Superior Person’s Second Book of Weird & Wondrous Words, means a morbid fear of failure. (He notes the irony of the word, for surely Author: Andrew Neitlich.

    The Superior Person's Book of Words is a non-fiction book by Australian lexicographer Peter Bowler. It was first published in Australia as The Superior Person's Little Book of Words and has been subsequently re-published as The Superior Person's Book of Words. The work collects several bizarre, obsolete and supposedly very useful words from the English : Peter Bowler. The Superior Person's Book of Words fails to give consistently derivations, didactic tid-bits or guides to pronunciation. The book rails against perfectly good modern words while dredging up hideously anachronistic ones, which have fallen into desuetude for perfectly good reason/5(44).

    Actually, the book I was quoting from (“The Superior Persons Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words”) defined ailurophile as “someone who is abnormally fond of cats.”. weird words (and three fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one. Filled with silly pictures and strange wordy facts, this is a book to sweep the reader through the alphabet from ambidextrous (no repeated letters) to zugzwang (not a place you want to.


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Start by marking “The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving/5. The Superior Person's Second Book Hardcover – August 1, I enjoyed it just as much because of the author's weird sense of humor and his ability to create laughable situations to shut the mouths of people who think they are smarter than their peers.

Few of these words will make it into my daily vocabulary and a few are off color, but /5(8). A Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words. 2 5 1. by Peter Bowler This is the sequel to "The Superior Person's Book of Words", the most delightful lexicon since Ambrose Bierce compiled "The Devil's Dictionary".

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I wish to equip the person in the street with new and better verbal weapons. Features words. 15 line illustrations/5(3). The Superior Person's Book of Words (overhardcover copies in print).

In the words of the author, "The format and the objectives are the same as before. I wish to equip the person in the street with new and better verbal weapons". This book will teach you the practical riches of saying it well with good words, neglected words, precise words for vocabular exaltation.

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Superior Persons Book of Words. The Superior Person's Book of Words Authors: Peter Bowler by Peter Bowler includes books The Superior Person's Book of Words, The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words, and The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words.

The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words by Peter Bowler avg rating — 82 ratings — published — 3 editions. Superior Persons Words is written with a tongue-in-cheek wit and eye to the practical. This is one dictionary that doesnt just tell you definitions for hard words, it gives you practical guidance and creative suggestions for their use; from the insult-obscure to calling in sick, from confusing people to complimenting them/5.

Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words by Peter Bowler; Ron Bell. Godine Publisher, David R., Hardcover. Very Good.

Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged.

A Superior Person uses Superior Speech." He then provides an alphabetical list of some very fun, and definitely Read full review. LibraryThing Review User Review - browner56 - LibraryThing. The Superior Person's Book of Words Peter Bowler, David Godine Snippet view - /5(2).

A wondrous trek into the expansion of one's vocabulary. I cannot over-recommend the three-in-one collection of words for the superior person.

I only wish that we had more of the latter in high places these days. ‹ See all details for The Superior Person's Second Book of Words > Back to top. Get to Know Us. Careers /5. This calefacient book would surely have put a smile on his face. The book contains words of varying difficulty.

Some of the words are rather abecedarian (the first word in the book), others so magnificent that I'm going to force conversations as to be able to use the, while others are so outrageous as to be completely void of any use/5.

The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words copies, 3 reviews; The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words copies, 2 reviews; Human Remains 29 copies, 4 reviews; The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive and Downright 24 copies; The Completely Superior Person's Book of Words 18 copies, 1 review.

Peter Bowler is an Australian lexicographer and author of The Superior Person's Book of Words, The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words, and The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred : 25 May (age 85), Dubbo, N.S.W, Australia. The Superior Person's Book of Words copies, 5 reviews; The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words copies, 3 reviews; The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words copies, 2 reviews; Human Remains 28 copies, 4 reviews; The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive and Downright 22 copies The Completely Superior Person's Book of Words.

The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words. Peter Bowler $ - $. Two more word books followed. The Superior Person’s Second Book of Wierd and Wondrous Words (), and The Superior Persons Third Book of Well-Bred Words ().In addition to Bowler’s erudite word books, he wrote a book about cults; The True Believer; two novels, Human Remains and The De Reszke Record; a children’s book of verse, The.Peter Bowler is the author of The Superior Person's Book of Words ( avg rating, ratings, 53 reviews, published ), The Superior Person's Secon /5.

The Superior Person's Book of Words fails to give consistently derivations, didactic tid-bits or guides to pronunciation. The book rails against perfectly good modern words while dredging up hideously anachronistic ones, which have fallen into desuetude for perfectly good reason/5(44).