Word Nerd: More Than 17,000 Fascinating Facts about Words
Are You a Word Nerd?
Did you know...
--Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something
--The five on dice is called cinque
--"K" for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of "struck"
--To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in spring
For word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich-and fun-compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common-and not so common-words in the English language.
Filled with interesting information about words, sure to amaze and spark conversation, this incredible collection is perfect for the word nerd in each of us.
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Review: Word Nerd: More Than 17,000 Fascinating Facts about WordsUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
I check this out from the library and realized it read more like a dictionary. I still would like to go through this book, but I need to buy it so I can do it at a leisurely pace. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bamalibrarylady - LibraryThing
A wonderful book for people who love words and learning interesting facts about how words are used. Read full review