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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 87 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

by Joe Gillard
Code: 20050841
  • £11.99
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  • The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 87 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting
  • Author: Jo Gillard
  • Format: Hardback, 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.2 x 18.5 cm
  • ISBN: 9780399582677

The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 87 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill (snuggery), for a dishonest politician (snollygoster), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work (dewdropper). If you like Lost in Translation, Shakespeare Insult Generator, Drunk History, and Roald Dahl - and you delight in 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 a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!

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